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Biological based products for improved cotton production

Better controls are needed to limit cotton losses from Verticillium and Fusarium wilt diseases. This project aims to: find and improve microbial strains (from cotton farms) to control Verticillium and Fusarium in glasshouses and fields; develop ways to harness plant-microbiome interactions to control disease; and identify next-generation (genomics and satellite-based) biological indicators of soil health, including disease incidence and farm productivity. The project uses a systems approach (pathogen, host and environment) to build disease-suppressive soils and to help nutrient acquisition and stress response.

Project date

1 Jul 2018-1 Mar 2022
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Principal investigator

Brajesh Singh

Research organisations

BioAG Limited
Chr Hansen Limited
Colorado State University
Converted Pty Ltd
Dr R Devadas Consultant
Kilmarnock Farming

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Characteristics of disease suppressive cotton farming systems and soils understood

Soil borne diseases continue to be one of the major constraints to cotton production. This project helps to identify soil …
  • Led by

    Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Sep 2019

  • Research organisations

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), The University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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