n Oilseeds Focus - Control measures for Sclerotinia on soya bean - seeds

Volume 5 Number 4
  • ISSN : 2410-1206


Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a fungal disease that was accidentally introduced to South Africa. This pathogen can cause devastating yield losses for producers and is difficult to eradicate. Producers in the Highveld only became aware of it in the early 1970s, especially on sunflowers. The fungus is present throughout the country and causes significant damage to especially soya beans, sunflowers, dry beans, and various vegetable crops.

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