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Halo Blight of Mungbean in Australia

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hermitage Research Facility, Warwick 4370, Australia
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Author also known as Araz Solman.
Academic Editor: Il-Ryong Choi
Crops 2021, 1(1), 3-7;
Received: 9 April 2021 / Revised: 7 May 2021 / Accepted: 13 May 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021
Halo blight, one of the major diseases of mungbean, is caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola. The pathogen infects the foliar parts of the plant, causing water-soaked spots that eventually develop surrounding yellow margins. The disease is particularly destructive under moderate temperature and high humidity, especially when it occurs during late vegetative through to early reproductive stage. In such conditions, severely infected crops could experience a yield loss up to 70%. Halo blight can be widespread on mungbeans grown in Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales. However, due to its seedborne and cryptic nature of transmission, the disease is likely to be under-reported. This report addresses major aspects of halo blight symptomology, pathology and epidemiology. View Full-Text
Keywords: Vigna radiata; P. phaseolicola; bacterial disease; disease management Vigna radiata; P. phaseolicola; bacterial disease; disease management
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Abdullah, A.S.; Douglas, C. Halo Blight of Mungbean in Australia. Crops 2021, 1, 3-7.

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