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Control of common scab without the use of water

Hilton, A J; Walker, R L and Wale, S J (2006) Control of common scab without the use of water. In: Atkinson, C; Ball, B; Davies, D H K; Rees, R; Russell, G; Stockdale, E A; Watson, C A; Walker, R and Younie, D (Eds.) Aspects of Applied Biology 79, What will organic farming deliver? COR 2006, Association of Applied Biologists, pp. 207-210.

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Summary

The most effective way to control common scab is by irrigating a potato crop at tuber initiation. With the introduction of legislation such as the Water Framework Directive this will become increasingly difficult. In this field experiment, we assessed the potential of a number of non-water measures for controlling this disease. Common scab on daughter tubers at harvest was reduced by applying rapeseed meal at 1 t ha-1 to the beds and then incorporating it into the soil, and adding a mixture of Trichoderma viride isolates into the furrow at planting. None of these treatments was as effective as using water.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Common scab, Solanum tubersosum, Streptomyces scabies, non-water control, soil amendments
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Root crops
Crop husbandry > Irrigation and drainage
Research affiliation: UK > Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
Deposited By: MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A
ID Code:10228
Deposited On:20 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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