Pests and diseases of truffles and their host trees in Australia

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For the fledgling Australian truffle industry little was known of the pests that attack truffles. This project was undertaken to assist the relatively new Australian agriculture industry of truffle production identify key pest and disease threats and investigate ways in which the key agents may be managed to remove or minimise their adverse effects on the quality, and quantity of truffles. The project also sought to extend the foundation laid by others on pests and diseases that might affect the health of the host trees as well as truffles.

The project sought to enable growers to have the tools to identify and monitor key pests when truffles are forming underground as the first step in reducing damage.

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