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Bombus terrestris as an entomovector for suppressing Botrytis cinerea in open field strawberry

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.

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Summary

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
Estonia
European Union > CORE Organic II
Deposited By: Pehme, Sirli
ID Code:28649
Deposited On:09 Apr 2015 13:10
Last Modified:09 Apr 2015 13:11
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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