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An assessment of apple varieties for their suitability in organic production systems

Fitzgerald, J.; Cross, J.; Berrie, A. and Cubison, S. (2008) An assessment of apple varieties for their suitability in organic production systems. In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 13th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 18thFebruary to 20th February 2008 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 213-215.

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Twenty seven varieties of apple were assessed for their susceptibility to apple scab,
mildew and rosy apple aphid in a replicated experiment at East Malling Research. The
varieties most affected by mildew were Goldrush, DL11, Liberty, Bohemia and Pinova.
Ceeval, Discovery, Edward VII, Howgate Wonder, Rajka, Rebella and Topaz had the
lowest incidences of mildew. The highest incidence of scab occurred on Pilot and Pinova,
but infestation was low throughout the assessment period. In 2006 when aphid populations
were high, Liberty, Goldrush and Delorina had no aphid infestations, and low infestations
were seen on Edward VII, Resi and Santana.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:apple, Venturia inaequalis, Podosphaera leucotricha, Dysaphis plantaginea, susceptibility
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:13682
Deposited On:05 Aug 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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