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First Report of Dicyma pulvinata on Epichloë typhina and Its Potential for Control of E. typhina

S. C. Alderman, S. Rao, and R. Martin

February 2010


During the summer of 2008, a fungus was found growing on stromata of E. typhina in a greenhouse in Corvallis, OR. The objectives of this study were to identify the fungus, determine if it occurs naturally in the Willamette Valley, and evaluate its potential as a biocontrol agent for E. typhina in orchardgrass.


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