Haneklaus, S; Bloem, E and Schnug, E (2006) Disease control by sulphur induced resistance. 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. 221-224.
As early as the 19th century, Justus von Liebig (1803 – 1873) identified the lack of vitality of soils and non-existent vigour of plants as relevant causes of increased infections of crops by fungal diseases. Organic farming requires alternative strategies for combating pests and diseases. Soil-applied sulphate fertilisation proved to significantly reduce infection rate and severity of crops by fungal diseases. The potential efficacy of socalled Sulphur Induced Resistance (SIR) expressed as a reduction of the disease index ranged from 5–50% and 17–35% in greenhouse and field experiments, respectively. Metabolic pathways involved in SIR imply, for instance, the synthesis of phytoalexins, glutathione, glucosinolates and the release of sulphur-containing volatiles.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Poster|
|Keywords:||Elemental sulphur, pathogen, sulphate, sulphur induced resistance|
|Subjects:||Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection|
|Research affiliation:|| Germany > Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - JKI > Institute for Crop and Soil Science|
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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