Control of mint rust on peppermint

  • 69 pages

  • Published: 1 Oct 1999

  • Author(s): Edwards, J.

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This publication considers the epidemiology of the disease as it occurs in north east Victoria. It examines the environmental requirements of the uredinial stage of the fungus. An action threshold for timely initiation of chemical control is developed, and several fungicides are screened for their effectiveness. The use of flaming for mint rust control is investigated. Variation within the pathogen population is examined, and two distinct groups are revealed suggesting that the taxonomy of Puccinia menthae needs to be re-examined.