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The use of copper seed treatments to control potato late blight in organic farming

Keil, S.; Benker, Dr. M. and Zellner, Dr. M. (2008) The use of copper seed treatments to control potato late blight in organic farming. Poster at: Cultivating the Future Based on Science: 2nd Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR, Modena, Italy, June 18-20, 2008.

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In organic farming potato late blight still is an unsolved problem. Up to now copper fungicides are the only way to control this disease. Delaying the start of the epidemic reduces the need for fungicide usage throughout the growing season. In order to postpone the beginning of the blight epidemic as well as the start of spraying primary stem infections shall be reduced by a copper seed treatment. In field trials these treatments not only reduced primary stem infection but also decreased the number of infected daughter tubers.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Phytophthora infestans, copper seed treatment, Öko-Simphyt, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 06OE326
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Root crops
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Plants > Pflanzenschutz
Germany > Federal States > Bavaria > State research centre agriculture
International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: Research Track / ISOFAR > 2.6 Crop health and weed management
Related Links:http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=06OE326, https://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=06OE326&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen
Deposited By: Keil, Dr. Sven
ID Code:11750
Deposited On:30 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is published in the conference proceedings:
Neuhoff, Daniel; Halberg, Niels; Alfldi, Thomas; Lockeretz, William; Thommen, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Hermansen, John; Vaarst, Mette; Lck, Lorna; Carporali, Fabio; Jensen, Henning Hgh; Migliorini, Paola and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2008) .Cultivating the Future Based on Science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Consorzio ModenaBio, 18 . 20 June 2008 in Modena, Italy.. International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o IOL, DE-Bonn, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick. https://orgprints.org/13672 and https://orgprints.org/13674

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