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Main source of stem blight infections and possibilities of reducing symptoms

Zellner, Michael; Hofbauer, Johann; Keil, Sven and Benker, Marianne (2011) Main source of stem blight infections and possibilities of reducing symptoms. In: Abstracts of the 18th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research, European Association for Potato Research, Leuven, Belgium, p. 120.

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Symptomless seed tubers are no guarantee for them being free of tuber blight, therefore they bear the risk of bringing P. infestans to the fields. Because of the high risk of using infected seed tubers control measures are highly recommended. Systemic fungicides spread into the plant tissue and can reduce the growth of the fungus from within the plant. Treating seed tubers with copper is another possibility especially in organic farming. Further research should deal with possibilities to reduce latent infections of seed tubers with P. infestans as they are the main reason for an early outbreak and a strong late blight epidemic.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Late blight, Phytophthora infestans, copper, organic farming, BÖL, BOEL, BÖLN, BOELN, FKZ 03OE553, FKZ 06OE326
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal States > Bavaria > State research centre agriculture
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Plants > Pflanzenschutz
Germany > Other organizations
Related Links:http://www.bundesprogramm.de, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=03OE553, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=06OE326
Deposited By: Zellner, Dr. Michael
ID Code:19238
Deposited On:15 Sep 2011 08:18
Last Modified:15 Sep 2011 08:18
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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