Biological Control of BotrytisCinerea
Botrytis cinerea is a ubiquitous pathogen effecting a wide range of crops whenever the environmental conditions are conducive for disease development. The major factors limiting the epidemic are the requirements of water and nutrients for germination of the conidia. Through cultural practices, it is possible to increase the evaporative potential of the plant surface so that the period of moisture is reduced (Thomas et al., 1988). One way to reduce exogenous nutrients is to increase the competition by modifying the microbial community on the plant surface.
KeywordsBiological Control Plant Surface Botrytis Cinerea Vase Life Coryneform Bacterium
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