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The Current and Potential Costs from Diseases of Pulse Crops in Australia

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The current loss from diseases in the Australian pulse industry averages $74 million per year, or 14.8 per cent of the gross value of pulse production... The losses are due to diseases caused by fungi, nematodes, bacteria, viruses and phytoplasmas... The allocation of resources for the control of pulse crop diseases, both at grower level (when deciding whether to control a particular disease) and at the national level (when allocating funds for research and development) depends on an assessment of the losses caused by those diseases...
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