Epidemiology and management of fusarium basal rot in onions (VN20006)
What’s it all about?
This investment is developing an integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) strategy to reduce the impact of fusarium basal rot in onions. Infection of bulbs in the field has resulted in substantive losses in storage from this soilborne disease, however the epidemiology of the disease is not well characterised which limits capability to develop an appropriate management strategy.
In order to develop a best practice, cost-effective IPDM strategy, this project will improve understanding of the pathogen and its epidemiology, and evaluate the use of chemical, biological and chemical controls.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Onion Fund.