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Contributions of EU-project REPCO to apple scab control

Köhl, Jürgen; Heijne, Bart; Hockenhull, John; Pedersen, Hanne Lindhard; Trapman, Marc; Eiben, Ute and Tamm, Lucius (2006) Contributions of EU-project REPCO to apple scab control. [Beitrag des EU-Projektes REPCO zur Bekämpfung von Apfelschorf.] In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 12th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 31st January to 2nd February 2006 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 73-76.

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The objective of REPCO is to contribute to the replacement of copper fungicides in organic agriculture by
new measures for control of downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola) in grapevine and scab (Venturia inaequalis)
in apple. Both major European organic crops strongly depend on copper fungicides. Permitted amounts will
be reduced stepwise during the following years (Council Regulation (EEC) 2092/91, Annex II) to avoid
environmental risks. In European countries where copper fungicides are already out of use, production of
organic apples suffers severe economical problems because of insufficient scab control.
Potentiators of resistance, organically based fungicides and biocontrol agents are screened and evaluated in
apple. Effects of crop management practices in organic agriculture on overwintering of Venturia inaequalis
are assessed. Novel disease control measures and knowledge are integrated into organic management
systems. 'Pipeline' products already under development elsewhere are included and where necessary
optimised in their use.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:apple scab, copper, plant extracts, induced resistance, biological control, earthworms
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:13796
Deposited On:18 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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