Biological Control of Selected Soilborne Plant Pathogens with Gliocladium and Trichoderma

  • George C. Papavizas
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 230)


Since Weindling published his first full paper on Trichoderma lignorum 57 years ago (Weindling, 1934), a dramatic surge in research efforts on the potential of Gliocladium and Trichoderma as biocontrol agents of plant diseases has occurred only during the last 10 years. Since the many new advances in this area of research have been extensively and axhaustively covered in recent articles (Chet, 1987, 1990; Harman, 1991; Lewis and Papavizas, 1991a; Papavizas, 1985, 1987; Papavizas and Lewis, 1988), there is no need to review the literature again. This paper will focus on two topics relative to these two important biocontrol agents: 1) recent information that may have an effect on practical control and 2) what should be done to maintain, and even accelerate the research momentum.


Biocontrol Agent Rhizoctonia Solani Trichoderma Viride Black Scurf Biocontrol Fungus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George C. Papavizas
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  1. 1.Biocontrol of Plant Diseases Laboratory Plant Sciences Institute, Agricultural Research ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA

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