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Identification and evaluation of integrated plant protection for top fruit pre and post harvest to control storage rots. - HH2107STF

Assessment of rot risk:
To study the seasonal variation in rot incidence and to identify the factors affecting rot risk and use them to develop a rot risk assessment system to determine the need for treatment or to evaluate storage potential in the absence of treatment.

Rot inoculum sources:
To identify and evaluate the importance of the major rot inoculum sources in apple and pear orchards.

Testing Nectem:
To test the accuracy of the micro-processor based warning of disease risk system for Nectria galligena developed by HRI East Malling, in identifying infection periods both for the fruit and wood, on apple.

Chemical control of storage rots:
To evaluate the minimum concentration of fungicide required applied as a post-harvest drench, to control storage rots.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1998

Cost: £261,644
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory, Horticulture Research International
Fields of Study