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Biological control of common bunt (Tilletia tritici) in organic farming

Borgen, Anders and Davanlou, Mehrnaz (2000) Biological control of common bunt (Tilletia tritici) in organic farming. Journal of Plant Production, 3 (5), pp. 159-174.

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Common bunt (Tilletia tritici syn. T. caries) is a significant seed borne plant disease in organic agriculture. General measures in ecological crop protection like crop rotation and manuring practice has in practice failed to control this disease, and direct seed treatment therefore seems to be necessary to ensure yield and food quality. Current study indicate that biological control can give successful control without negative effects on seed germination vigour. A combination of biocontrol agents and milk powder improves the effect of the biocontrol. Application of compost to the soil increases the frequency of this disease. The potential role of biocontrol within the principles of ecological disease management is being discussed.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Tilletia caries, Tilletia tritici, common bunt, stinking smut, Effective microorganisms, seed treatment, compost, biocontrol,
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Post harvest management and techniques
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF I (1996-2001) > II.4 Cereals and legumes
Related Links:http://www.agrologica.dk/pub-list.htm
Deposited By: Borgen, Ph.D. Anders
ID Code:1122
Deposited On:01 Sep 2003
Last Modified:27 Apr 2013 17:40
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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