Disease Suppression

Disease Suppression

Studies dating back to the late 19th century show that compost can reduce the occurrence and severity of common plant diseases caused by fungi, nematodes and bacteria. More recent research has shown that all significant diseases affecting vegetable production in New South Wales can be suppressed by the use of compost. Read more...

Fusarium

Fusarium is the name of a group (genus) of fungi found in soil. Some species (spp.) within this genus cause diseases like root rot, stem rot and Fusarium wilt in plants. Fusarium spp. can be a significant problem in NSW vegetable crops. It is important to make sure you correctly identify the pathogen causing problems on your farm. Read more...

Pythium

Pythium is the name of a group (genus) of fungi found in soil. Some species (spp.) within this genus are parasitic and can cause plant diseases. Pythium spp. can cause damping off disease in seedlings as well as root and crown rots. Pythium spp. can be a significant problem in NSW vegetable crops. Read more...

Rhizoctonia

Rhizoctonia is the name of a group (genus) of fungi found in soil. Some species (spp.) within this genus can cause diseases in both root and aerial plant parts. Damping-off, wilt rot, crown rot and root rot can all be caused by Rhizoctonia species. Read more...