Macrophomina Phaseolina on Olives

Macrophomina Phaseolina on Olives

V. Sergeeva, L. Tesoriero, R. Spooner-Hart and N. G. Nair | View Article We report the occurrence of Macrophomina phaseolina in roots of olives in Australia. According to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, the binomial Macrophomina phaseolina is the valid name for the pycnidial stage of Rhizoctonia bataticola. M. phaseolina has a world-wide distribution and has been reported on a wide range of hosts causing charcoal rot. It causes severe decline of olives in Tunisia (Boulila and Mahjoub 1994), Egypt (Ghoneim et al. 1996), as well as Europe and the Mediterranean region (Sanchez-Hernandez et al. 1996,...
Olive Knot and its Pathogens

Olive Knot and its Pathogens

J.M. Young | View Article Olive knot, caused by a pathogen or pathogens within the group of bacterial pathogens currently known as Pseudomonas savastonoi, is described. The ecology, transmission and methods of control of the pathogens are discussed. Strategies to minimise the effects of infection are recommended and these depend on attention to specific details in programs for pruning, irrigation and use of fertilizer. Introduction of the pathogens into previously olive knot-free countries is most likely to occur through the importation of infected nursery...