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Evaluation of the users value of salts against apple scab and powdery mildew for fruit production

Creemers, P.; Van Laer, S.; Van Mechelen, A.; Vorstermans, B. and Hauke, K. (2008) Evaluation of the users value of salts against apple scab and powdery mildew for fruit production. In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 13th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 18thFebruary to 20th February 2008 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 76-81.

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Summary

The research was aimed at finding anti resistance strategies for Integrated fruit growing.
As the salts tested may be approvable for organic farming, the trial results are also of
value for the development of scab an mildew control strategies for organic fruit growing. As
new fungicides are mainly unisite action fungicides, the problem of fungicide resistance
development is becoming more important every year. Combining chemical fungicides,
which is the best anti-resistance strategy, is not always possible or recommended in the
case when the number of available chemical fungicides are limited or a reduction in
fungicide use is asked for. Therefore the use of salts as an anti-resistance strategy was
looked upon. The salts evaluated were K(HCO3), KH2PO3, KHPO4 and K2SiO3. When
using these salts as an anti-resistance strategy the efficacy obtained when spraying the
compounds alone was often to low to be used in rotation with chemical fungicides. Only
with K(HCO3)2 a good efficacy can be observed in some years. The variation in efficacy
with K(HCO3)2 observed is higher for powdery mildew. K(HCO3)2 can be considered as a
ideal product for scab control in organic orchards at moments of low infection risk.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Scab, Powdery mildew, salts
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:13648
Deposited On:06 Aug 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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