Characterisation of Rhizoctonia in cropping systems in the Western Cape Province

Tewoldemedhin, Yared Tesfai (2005-03)

Thesis (MScAgric (Plant Pathology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.


The genus Rhizoctonia includes important soilborne plant pathogens that can cause severe economic losses on a wide range of crops including cereal, canola, pasture and grain legume crops. Limited information is available on specific anastomosis groups (AGs), nuclear status, pathogenicity and cross-pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia isolates associated with each of these crops in the Western Cape province. Therefore, these aspects were investigated in this study, since information in this regard is crucial for the development of Rhizoctonia disease management practices.

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