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Disease control by sulphur induced resistance

Haneklaus, S; Bloem, E and Schnug, E (2006) Disease control by sulphur induced resistance. In: Atkinson, C; Ball, B; Davies, D H K; Rees, R; Russell, G; Stockdale, E A; Watson, C A; Walker, R and Younie, D (Eds.) Aspects of Applied Biology 79, What will organic farming deliver? COR 2006, Association of Applied Biologists, pp. 221-224.

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As early as the 19th century, Justus von Liebig (1803 – 1873) identified the lack of vitality of soils and non-existent vigour of plants as relevant causes of increased infections of crops by fungal diseases. Organic farming requires alternative strategies for combating pests and diseases. Soil-applied sulphate fertilisation proved to significantly reduce infection rate and severity of crops by fungal diseases. The potential efficacy of socalled Sulphur Induced Resistance (SIR) expressed as a reduction of the disease index ranged from 5–50% and 17–35% in greenhouse and field experiments, respectively. Metabolic pathways involved in SIR imply, for instance, the synthesis of phytoalexins, glutathione, glucosinolates and the release of sulphur-containing volatiles.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Elemental sulphur, pathogen, sulphate, sulphur induced resistance
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - JKI > Institute for Crop and Soil Science
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
Deposited By: MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A
ID Code:10231
Deposited On:20 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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