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Seed treatments in control of common bunt in ecological agriculture

Borgen, Anders (1998) Seed treatments in control of common bunt in ecological agriculture. Paper at: The 12th International Scientific Conference on Organic Farming, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1998.

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In the absence of pesticides, common bunt (Tilletia tritici) is one of the most potent plant diseases in wheat production.
6 years field trials with seed treatments shows that common bunt can be controlled within the standards of IFOAM. An integrated strategy including resistant varieties or physical cleaning in combination with seed treatment with acetic acid or mustard flour are the cheapest measures, but the traditional hot water treatments and milk powder coating can be used as well. In future, biological control with bacteria and fungi will be commercial available and new technology in the heat treatment can make this treatment competitive.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Denmark > Agrologica
Deposited By: Borgen, Ph.D. Anders
ID Code:34204
Deposited On:14 Apr 2021 11:49
Last Modified:14 Apr 2021 11:49
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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