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Studies on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Sclerotinia stem rot) on soybeans.
Soybeans, Glycine max, are an economically and strategically important crop in South Africa (SA). In order to meet local demands, large imports of soybeans are required, e.g., in the 2005/2006 soybean production period, ...
Studies on brown rust (Puccinia melanocephala) of sugarcane in South Africa.
The first serious outbreak of brown rust of sugarcane caused by Puccinia melanocephala Syd. & P. Syd. was reported in India in 1907. It was first reported in South Africa (SA) in 1941 on the variety Co301 and is now present ...
Development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for field detection and discrimination of Fusarium circinatum from Fusarium oxysporum and Diplodia pinea in pine seedlings.
Fusarium circinatum is a fungal pathogen that has had a serious impact on pine production throughout the world. It attacks most Pinus species including Pinus elliottii, Pinus patula and Pinus radiata. Infections in South ...
Genomics of quantitative resistance to brown rust (Puccinia melanocephala) in a sugarcane breeding population.
The Sugarcane Industry contributes approximately 400 000 jobs and ZAR 8 billion annually to South Africa’s economy. Due to climate change and the subsequent threat posed by disease, these figures have been on the decline. ...