Research note

Fungal Pathogens in Pinus and Eucalyptus Seedling Nurseries in South Africa: A Review

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 161, issue 1, 1992 , pages: 45–51
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1992.9630424
Author(s): A. ViljoenDepartment ofMicrobiology and Biochemistry,, M.J. WingfieldDepartment ofMicrobiology and Biochemistry,, P.W. CrousDepartment of Plant Pathology,


Fungal diseases are responsible for severe losses of Pinus and Eucalyptus seedlings in South African forest nurseries. Pathogens such as Botrytis cinerea, Fusarium oxysporum, Rhizoctonia solani, Phytophthora cinnamomi, Cylindrocladium scoparium and Colletotrichum spp. are commonly associated with disease symptoms. Control can be achieved by means of cultural, chemical and biological methods, while ectomycorrhizae could also play an important role in resistance of seedlings to pathogens.

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