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Understanding the ecology of reniform nematodes in cotton

The reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) is a growing threat to the cotton industry. This project aimed to develop knowledge of the pathogen’s epidemiology - information crucial for developing targeted management strategies. Achievements included an understanding of:

  1. nematode genetic diversity and cross crop activity;

  2. its ecology in Australian soils; and

  3. varietal differences between current cotton varieties. In addition, an evaluation of the efficacy of seed treatments as a control strategy found no positive responses.

Project date

11 Nov 2017-30 Jun 2019
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Principal investigator

Linda Smith

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Cotton

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 …

Cotton
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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