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Research Project: Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection

Location: Plant Science Research

Title: Managing foliar and root rot diseases of alfalfa for improving yield and persistance

Author
item Samac, Deborah - Debby
item Berg, Laurine

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/2/2015
Publication Date: 12/2/2015
Citation: Samac, D.A., Berg, L.E. 2015. Managing foliar and root rot diseases of alfalfa for improving yield and persistance. Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium. December 2, 2015. Reno, NV..

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Resistance to the six most common diseases across the United States is available in modern alfalfa cultivars. However, several diseases are becoming increasing problems in many parts of the country. Recognizing these problems is the first step in using crop management strategies to minimize diseases and the damage they cause to yield, quality, and stand persistence. Here we describe the symptoms and management of diseases of emerging concern: seed rot and damping off, Aphanomyces root rot, brown root rot, and spring blackstem and leaf spot.