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.
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 Rural Colleges (SRUC - previously SAC)|
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
|Deposited By:||MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A|
|Deposited On:||20 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:34|
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