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Dieback now found quickly

(1977) Dieback now found quickly. The West Australian, 7 November 1977. p. 29 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses how scientists with the Western Australian Forests Department are now able to detect the Phytophthora cinnamomi fungus which causes jarrah dieback disease, within about 48 hours, instead of the previous three weeks.
The improved detection technique is based on a new method developed by research workers in Japan and the United States.
The research officer at the Forests Department's research station at Dwellingup, Mr. J. Kitt said that the isolation and identification of dieback was hampered previously because of other fungi present in the soil.

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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: ©1977 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57969
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