Development and Use of Diagnostic Tools for Subterranean Clover Red Leaf Disease

  • 36 pages

  • Published: 19 Oct 2011

  • Author(s): Peck, David, Habili, Nuredin , Randles, John , Nair, Ramkrishnan , Auricht , Geoff , de Koning, Carolyn

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Sub clover seed production is estimated to be a $10-15 million dollar a year industry. Seed producers from the mid 2000’s have reported that an unknown red-leaf disease has been causing yield losses of up to 60% in their seed production crops.

This RIRDC report presents the results of a three year research project that investigated the causal agents of red-leaf disease in sub clover seed crops, developed diagnostic tools and developed a fact sheet on the control of red-leaf disease.

This report will be of interest to sub clover seed producers, pasture agronomists, sub clover pasture growers.