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Sclerotinia stem rot

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Sclerotinia stem rot has taken a heavy toll on canola crops in parts of the southern cropping region; the disease has infected some crops by up to 60 per cent... Plant pathologist Kurt Lindbeck, of the NSW Department of Primary Industries, says a combination of factors led to widespread and damaging occurrences of sclerotinia stem rot in 2013... , crops flowered early due to the mild winter temperatures," says Mr Lindbeck, who is based at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute where he leads GRDC-funded research on the management of pulse and oilseed diseases...
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