Mänd, Marika; Karise, Reet and Muljar, Riin (2013) Bombus terrestris as an entomovector for suppressing Botrytis cinerea in open field strawberry. Poster at: International conference “Behaviour 2013”, The Sage, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK, 04–08.08.2013.
Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) is a fruit crop grown worldwide, but diseases such as the grey mould Botrytis cinerea frequently limit its yield. Most of grey mould infection on the fruits is initiated during the flowering period. Use of foraging bees as disseminators of microbial control agents (MCAs) to flowers is known as entomovector technology. Many researchers have shown that bumble bees can efficiently vector MCAs; however, most studies have been conducted in greenhouse conditions.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Poster|
|Keywords:||strawberry, biocontrol, grey mould, entomovector tehcnology|
|Subjects:|| Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services|
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
|Research affiliation:|| European Union > CORE Organic II > BICOPOLL|
Estonia > Estonian University of Life Sciences
European Union > CORE Organic II
|Deposited By:||Pehme, Sirli|
|Deposited On:||09 Apr 2015 13:10|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2015 13:11|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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