Pleiochaeta Root Rot of Lupins

Pleiochaeta setosa

Description:

Species Affected:

Lupins.

Biology:

Spread by raindrop splash.

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Management and Control:

Avoid growing Lupins after Lupins.
Usually 2-3 years between Lupin crops is required to contain the disease in most areas.
Retain stubble.
Don't plant lupins less than 3 cm deep. Plant at 5 cm unless Rhizoctonia Hypocotyl Rot is expected. Don't plant more than 7 cm deep.
Don't disc plough before planting and don't sow by broadcasting and discing in.
Increase planting rate to 120 kg/ha to compensate for losses.
Provide adequate phosphorous.
Seed treatment with Iprodione (Rovral) provides partial protection.

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