Fusarium wilt in mungbean

Published: 5 Dec 2022

Minimising the risk of Fusarium wilt in the northern region

Key points

  • Fusarium wilt is becoming an increasing threat to mungbean growers in Australia
  • The disease can cause significant reductions in grain yields during favourable seasons and is almost impossible to eradicate from infected fields
  • Disease prevention is the best management strategy. Growers should practise good farm hygiene, avoid planting into previously infected paddocks, choose varieties with higher levels of tolerance, and minimise crop stress

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Region: North

GRDC Project Code: DAQ1806-003RTX,