Australian Mungbean Association
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Halo blight – research update
Inspecting mungbean for halo blight symptoms.
4 March, 2019
Halo Blight Disease in Mungbean – 2019
by Tom Noble, Queensland University of Technology
Leaf symptoms: small water-soaked lesions surrounded by a yellow halo
Managing disease outbreaks
1 Currently an AMA approved seed scheme is used in the mungbean industry with the aim to move towards a certified disease free seed scheme
2 Commercial small seeded cultivar Celera II-AU currently has resistance with large seeded varieties in the pipeline
3 See table for a list of halo blight hosts
Effect of halo blight disease
Foliage infection reduces productivity and can result in total crop loss.
Host range of Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola, causal agent of halo blight
Information required on samples
Tom Noble, PhD Student
Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus
PO Box 2434
Brisbane 4001 QLD Australia
Tel. +61 422 232 614
This research is funded by the Australian Mungbean Association, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).