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Pathogens associated with nursery plants imported into Western Australia

Davison, E.M., Drenth, A., Kumar, S., Mack, S., Mackie, A.E. and McKirdy, S.J. (2006) Pathogens associated with nursery plants imported into Western Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology, 35 (4). pp. 473-475.

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A small survey of the potting mix taken from 15 consignments of nursery grown plants imported into Western Australia from other states in Australia found that Phytophthora spp. were present in 10% of the samples and Pythium spp. were present in 25% of the samples. Plant pathogenic nematodes were isolated from 12 of 13 consignments. Potting mix appears to be an important route by which plant pathogens can be passively introduced into Western Australia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © Australasian Plant Pathology Society 2006.
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