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Crop protection - Pythium may be wider disease trigger

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Pythium root rot is often misdiagnosed, but new research is increasing our knowledge of damage caused by the disease and offering new control options.. Now research is showing that Pythium can have a big effect on crop growth through the season, resulting in substantial reductions in productivity, even in the absence of 'damping-off'... Results from three years of field trials with wheat demonstrated that an in-furrow application of the Trichoderma inoculant at seeding resulted in: improved crop emergence; reduced levels of Pythium inoculum and root infection; and increases in yield...