Management of bacterial wilt of lucerne


The project incorporate the results of a grower survey to correlate bacterial wilt occurrence with crop management and filed trials to evaluate management strategies for bacterial wilt, including factors influencing inoculum decline in infected paddocks. The outcomes of the research will reduce the number of positive seed paddocks and provide an information package on improved management of bacterial wilt.


Pasture Seeds

Research Organisation

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development acting through the South Australian Research and Development Institute

Objective Summary

Assess the impact of crop management on presence of bacterial wilt (BW) of lucerne. Determine factors affecting decline of bacterial wilt inoculum in an infected lucerne stand (s).

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Project Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

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National Priority

PSE-Production and processing efficiency and profitability


Related publications


Bacterial Wilt of Lucerne: Management strategies