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Major diseases affecting sugarcane production on the Ramu Sugar estate, Papua New Guinea

, : Major diseases affecting sugarcane production on the Ramu Sugar estate, Papua New Guinea. Sugarcane germplasm conservation and exchange: report of an international workshop held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 28-30 June 1995: 30-33

The major diseases affecting sugarcane production on the Ramu sugar estate in Papua New Guinea are downy mildew (Peronosclerospora sacchari) and Ramu stunt. These diseases are responsible for the discarding of 35% of all imported varieties.

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