Root Lesion Nematodes - WA

Host: | Date: 07 Nov 2018

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    GRDC Podcast: Root Lesion Nematodes - WA

    Dr Sarah Collins is senior nematologist with WA's Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development and in this podcast Dr Collins talks about the current work into evaluating yield loss and what crop rotation recommendations are being offered to grain growers to help manage nematode issues.

    Date: 07 Nov 2018

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In a bad year the cereal pest Root Lesion Nematode can cost West Australian grain growers up to $110 million in lost production.

The two main species in the West are Pratylenchus neglectus and p. quasitereoides and when seasonal conditions are conducive, the nematodes multiply, compromise growth and starve the crop of nutrients.

Dr Sarah Collins is senior nematologist with WA’s Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development and in this podcast Dr Collins talks about the current work into evaluating yield loss and what crop rotation recommendations are being offered to grain growers to help manage nematode issues.

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    Be prepared for next season and have soil samples analysed for Root Lesion Nematode species and numbers.

Further information

Dr Sarah Collins
DPIRD senior nematologist
08 9368 3612
sjcollins@agric.wa.gov.au