International Sugar Journal

Management of Aphanomyces root rot disease in sugar beet – a review [Full subscriber]

Abstract Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) is an important cash crop and is one of the main sources of sucrose, accounting for more than 30% of sugar production worldwide. Sugar beet production is often threatened by soil-borne pathogens, which can attack the roots at all stages of sugar beet development, disrupting entire sugar beet fields and causing severe yield losses. One of the most problematic root diseases in sugar beet is Aphanomyces root rot, caused by the oomycete Aphanomyces cochlioides. This pathogen is globally widespread and is responsible for drastic economic damage in all major sugar beet producing countries. Sources…

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