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Lettuce Necrotic Yellows Virus
The tomato spotted wilt virus has been isolated occasionally from lettuce; but it is of minor significance in Victoria, Australia, possibly because common strains found here on tomato and other hosts do not appear to infect lettuce in Nature.
A New Virus Disease of Carrots: Its Transmission, Host Range, and Control
A new virus disease of carrots, which was recorded in Melbourne in 1943, is described and has also been recorded in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania.
Control of lettuce necrotic yellows virus disease by the destruction of common sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
Control of the spread of necrotic yellows virus to lettuce was attempted on one vegetable farm in the ~Melbourne vegetable area destroying sowthistles (Sonchus oleraceus L.), the only known source of
Aphid transmission of Broad Bean wilt virus and comparative transmission efficiency of three vector species.
The experimental results provide an explanation of the manner of field spread of the virus, and of the control obtained by regulation of sowing time, and demonstrate that broad bean wilt is a typical non-persistent virus, apparently unrelated to other viruses which infect broad bean.
Studies on the epidemiology of peach rosette and decline disease in Victoria
In both orchards, a significantly higher proportion of healthy trees growing adjacent to previously diseased trees became infected in subsequent seasons, this pattern of spread of the disease is discussed in relation to pollen transmission of the viruses and the foraging habits of bees.
Seed-borne Fusarium species on subterranean clover and other pasture legumes
Fusarium avenaceum (Corda ex. Fr.) Sacc. was detected for the first time on seed of strand medic (M. littoralis Rhode), lucerne (M. sativa L.), white clover (T. repens L.) and strawberry clover (T.
The need for greater public awareness of the importance of plant diseases
  • L. L. Stubbs
  • Medicine
    Australian Plant Pathology Society Newsletter
  • 1 March 1975
Transmission of prune dwarf virus by peach pollen and latent infection in peach trees
Pollen from peach trees infected with prune dwarf virus was used to hand-pollinate emasculated flowers on Golden Queen peach trees in the nursery and symptoms of rosetting developed 20–25 days later, and PDV could be detected only in these affected trees.