This report addresses recent industry concerns over the development of summer root rot in parsley.
Previous work on parsley root rot conducted by the Victorian DPI has identified a number of causal agents and has reviewed potential management options.
The most significant root rots of parsley in Victoria were encountered during winter, and summer root rots were considered to potentially not warrant management.
Recently however, severe summer root rots of parsley have been reported with crop losses of up to 100%.
This project aims to review relevant literature on root rot of parsley and meet with growers affected by the recent outbreaks in order to determine an approach to address the issue.
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This project has been funded by HAL using the vegetable industry levy and matched funds from the Australian Government.
The authors would like to acknowledge Craig Arnott, Phil Cochrane and Dino Boratto for supplying parsley and soil samples for laboratory assessment, Elizabeth Minchinton for supplying additional contributions to the preparation of this report above the information contained in published reports and Len Tesoriero for providing plant pathology diagnosis of the plant and soil samples provided.
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