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Integrated control of grey mould (botrytis cinerea) in container-grown ornamentals (proposal 25). - HL0107LHN

Description
The purpose of the project is to improve production of quality crops of a wide range of container-grown ornamentals. the approach will be to develop and integrate a reliable, non-chemical method of control with timely use of effective and safe fungicide treatments using cyclamen and primula as model susceptible cops. The effect on infection of interrupting long periods of leaf wetness combined with studies on methods to reduce leaf wetness, would be used to develop short duration heat boost, ventilation and air movement as a novel control strategy. This control strategy would be targeted at critical periods when leaf wetness and crop growth indicate the risk of infection is high, and would compliment the use of fungicides.
Objective
To improve the production of quality crops of a wide range of container grown ornamentals through the development of a integrated control system using non-chemical control methods and timely use of effective and safe fungicide treatments using cyclamen and primula as model crops.
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Integrated control of grey mould (botrytis cinerea) in container-grown ornamentals (proposal 25).   (311k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1997

To: 2002

Cost: £327,180
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ADAS UK Ltd.
Keywords
Crop Diseases              
Farming              
Fungicide use              
Horticulture              
Ornamentals              
Fields of Study
Horticulture
Horticulture