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Table 8 Grouping of antibiotic-containing recommendations according to the pathogen/pest or problem recorded in the written diagnosis

From: Antibiotic use on crops in low and middle-income countries based on recommendations made by agricultural advisors

Grouping of diagnosisCount
Named bacterial disease or bacterium1038
Named insect or mite311
Named fungus or fungal disease155
Symptoms only49
Blank37
Nutrient deficiency7
Water mould5
Virus3
Phytoplasma1
Weeds1
  1. Written diagnoses were recorded within POMS as free text. To assist analysis these were grouped by causal agent. Local names of diseases and pests often required interpretation as these were extremely colloquial and regional