You are here

GRDC Tips and Tactics Rhizoctonia WESTERN (Web version)

Plain text source: 
Inoculum levels in the medium rainfall zone of the western region have been increasing in the last few years... The disease is caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG8, a fungus that grows on crop residues and soil organic matter and is adapted to dry conditions and lower fertility soils... The fungus causes crop damage by pruning newly emerged roots (spear-tipped roots) which can occur from emergence to crop maturity...
GRDC Taxonomy: