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Peanut southern blight (011) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Southern blight, Athelia wilt

Scientific Name

Athelia rolfsii, the sexual state of the fungus. It is also known by the asexual state, Sclerotium rolfsii. The sexual stage (Diagram) is rarely seen.

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Diagram Southern blight. APSnet Education Center. The American Phytopathological Society. ( Photo 4 Mani Mua, SPC, Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji.

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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