Controlling Pythium and Associated Pests in Ginger fact sheet

  • Published: 15 Feb 2012

  • Author(s): Abbas, Rob , Smith, Mike

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The disease Pythium Soft Rot and a wingless soil insect called symphylids threaten the viability of the Australian ginger industry. There are 49 ginger growers in Australia producing 8,000 tonnes with a farm gate value of about $16 million, concentrated in South-East Queensland between the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg.