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Rhizoctonia's costly resilience explained

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It is not well controlled by fungicides and has a broad host range including rice, canola, mustard, narrow-leafed lupins, barrel medic, potatoes, maize, strawberries, sugar beet, wheat, oats, barley and ryegrass... While no single strain attacks the whole range of crop plants, the AG8 strain causes bare patch and root rot in cereals, canola and legumes... For the moment, researchers at least have a better understanding of how Rhizoctonia has so far been able to outwit all attempts to protect crops from its ravages and have important leads to follow to probe for weaknesses in the pathogen and to strengthen plant defences...
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