Photo 1. Pinkish-white cottony (sometimes powdery) growth of Fusarium moniliforme, on ears of maize, rotting the gain.
Photo 2. Close-up of Photo 1, showing the powdery growth of Fusarium moniliforme on maize grains. The powdery nature of the rot is probably due to spores of the fungus.
Kernel rot, bakanae disease of rice
Gibberella fujikuroi; previously Gibberella moniliforme. Known more commonly by the asexual state, Fusarium moniliforme. There are several strains of the fungus, and many names. Previously Gibberella fujikuroi and Gibberella fujikuroi var. subglutinans were considered distinct, but in the CABI database they are recorded under one name: Gibberella fujikuroi.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2014) Gibberella fujikuroi (bananae disease of rice) Crop Protection Compendium. (http://www.cabi.org.cpc/). Photos 1,2&3 Kohler F, Pellegrin F, Jackson G, McKenzie E (1997) Diseases of cultivated crops in Pacific Island count ries. South Pacific Commission. Pirie Printers Pty Limited, Canberra, Australia.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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