THE CONTROL OF ASPERGILLUS NIGER IN AUSTRALIA

J. Salvestrin, D. Letham
A study of black mould disease was conducted in Australia between 1981 and 1991. Infection of leaf bases greatly increased in the month prior to harvest. This was influenced by the timing of irrigation, humidity, and the prevailing temperatures. A range of effective control strategies included improvement in irrigation scheduling, crop density, and harvest timing.

Postharvest fungicide treatments and improved ventilation also proved effective in reducing storage rot due to black mould.

Salvestrin, J. and Letham, D. (1994). THE CONTROL OF ASPERGILLUS NIGER IN AUSTRALIA. Acta Hortic. 358, 289-294
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1994.358.48
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1994.358.48

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