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Evaluation of grapefruit seed extract as natural fungicide to control apple scab in organic apple growing


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Trapman, Marc (2004) Evaluation of grapefruit seed extract as natural fungicide to control apple scab in organic apple growing. In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 11th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 3rd February to 5th February 2004 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 202-207.

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C-pro, an experimental fungicide based on grapefruit seed extract was compared to
copper oxychloride for the control of apple scab in a field trial. Efficacy and possible
phytotoxic effects where accessed. The C-pro formulation was analysed for possible
chemical additives by HPTLC.
C-pro proved tot be more effective in controlling apple scab then the standard rate of
300 gram copper oxychloride per ha, and gave a better leaf quality and less fruit skin
russeting then the standard program of copper oxychloride.
However C-pro contained 6.6 % of the synthetic preservation agent benzethonium
chloride what excludes C-pro from use in organic agriculture.
There is a growing interest in grapefruit seed extract products as well as in other
plant extracts as potential crop protection materials. To prevent disappointments and
waist of resources it is necessary to analyse these materials on possible chemical
additives before taking them into efficacy trials.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
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:14540
Deposited On:18 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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