RD&E prioritisation of soilborne diseases affecting Australian vegetable crops

Vegetable growers and their advisers have identified soilborne diseases as one of their main challenges. Soilborne diseases cost Australia’s $4 billion vegetable industry an estimated $120 million each year.

Growers and advisers are increasingly interested in integrated control methods, especially soil health management to reduce soilborne disease pressure. Therefore, Hort Innovation funded RD&E for a multifaceted approach to soil borne disease management in vegetable crops (VG15010).

This paper outlines the main soilborne diseases affecting major Australian vegetable crops and determine RD&E activities, and was included in the 10th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium proceedings in 2018. 

The article is available for download below, or click here to access the full proceedings document.