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Dieback research

Beggs, B.J. (1978) Dieback research. The West Australian, 27 September 1978. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Letter in response to L.S. Walder's letter of September 25, by B.J. Beggs, Conservator of Forests.
Mr. Beggs said there were three serious errors from L.J. Walder's claims, including the fungus, phytophthora cinnamomi is not found worldwide; dieback is a disease and the fungus has been proved to be the causative agent in the disease of dieback.
Recent scientific research indicates that the fungus was introduced into Western Australia about the turn of the century.
While dieback is not caused by neglect or malnutrition it is seen at its worst in areas of low soil fertility.
Mr. Beggs said it is only through further research to augment which has been carried out over many years that we are likely to find a counter to the disease.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1978 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57746
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