Biological Control of Snow Mold

  • Naoyuki Matsumoto


Biological control of snow mold represents one of very few examples of success in biological control of plant diseases. Most of unsuccessful experiments may be ascribed to the lack of ecological considerations (e. g. Conway, 1976) prior to application to the field. Antagonists are often difficult to introduce and establish where pathogens prevail, and antagonist-pathogen interactions are “thinned” among the complex plant-microbial ecosystem. The habitat of snow mold is practically free from these disadvantages due to its unique habitat under snow cover.


Biological Control Snow Cover Winter Wheat Perennial Ryegrass Forage Crop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoyuki Matsumoto
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  1. 1.National Institute of Agro-Environmental SciencesTsukubaJapan

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