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Research Project: Biology and Biological Control of Root Diseases of Wheat, Barley and Biofuel Brassicas

Location: Wheat Health, Genetics, and Quality Research

Title: Pea Disease Diagnostic Series- Rhizoctonia seed, seedling and root rot

Author
item Paulitz, Timothy
item Sharma-poudyal, Dipak - Oregon Department Of Agriculture
item Porter, Lyndon
item Chen, Weidong
item Du Toit, Lindsey - Washington State University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/29/2016
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: A number of groups of Rhizoctonia groups cause seed, seedling and root rots of peas. In this chapter to this diagnostic guide, we point out the symptoms of the disease with pictures, factors affecting the disease, and important facts to help the grower diagnose and manage this disease on peas.

Technical Abstract: Pea disease diagnostic cards that growers can carry with them into the field that are water resistant and durable which can be used to identify the signs and symptoms of major pea pathogens were developed. Color photographs of major fungal, bacterial, and viral pathogens on peas and a brief description of the primary signs and symptoms, factors favoring the development of the disease, and important facts about the disease are provided. In addition, a timeline is provided to growers correlating the plant growth stage with the common observance of signs and symptoms of a particular pathogen.