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Taro corm rots - post-harvest (179) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Taro corm rots (post-harvest)

Scientific Name

The following are the commonly recorded rots that develop in taro corms after harvest:

Athelia rolfsii (see Fact Sheet no. 11)
Lasiodiplodia (Botryodiplodia) theobromae
Pythium splendens
Phytophthora colocasiae (see Fact Sheet no. 14)
Erwinia species: Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora (see Fact Sheet nos. 101, 214, 296), and Erwinia crysanthemi.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson

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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