Use of Mycoparasites for Biological Control of SclerotiniaSclerotiorum in the Glasshouse

  • John M. Whipps
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At this Institute over the last 6 years Coniothyrium minitans and Trichoderma isolates have been tested for ability to control Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on glasshouse lettuce and celery. Initially, a wheat grain preparation of C. minitans was incorporated into soil containing sclerotia of S. sclerotiorum before planting each of three consecutive lettuce crops. This treatment gave 85% disease reduction or greater when 30-50% disease was present in control plots, comparable with fortnightly sprays of Ronilan (vinclozolin) (Lynch and Ebben, 1986).


Control Plot Trichoderma Harzianum Fallow Period Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum Trichoderma Species 
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Literature Cited

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Whipps
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  1. 1.Microbiology and Crop Protection DepartmentHorticulture Research InternationalLittlehampton, West SussexUK

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