Australasian Plant Pathology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 57–59

Phytotoxicity in mandarins caused by phosphorous acid

  • G. E. Walker

DOI: 10.1071/APP9890057

Cite this article as:
Walker, G.E. Australasian Plant Pathology (1989) 18: 57. doi:10.1071/APP9890057


Growth rates of young mandarin (Citrus reticulata cv. Imperial) trees on C. sinensis rootstocks were reduced by foliar sprays or soil drenches with m-d KP Foli-R-Fos (20% a.i. phosphorous acid) at rates of 2 L/100 L water or higher. Foliar sprays caused leaf burn, particularly to new growth. Growth rates of trees treated with soil drenches of Ridomil 50G (5% a.i. metalaxyl) at 20 g/m2 were not significantly different from those of either check trees or trees sprayed with m-d KP at 2 L/100 L water.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. E. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.South Australian Department of AgricultureLoxton Research CentreLoxton

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