Alternatives to Synthetic Fungicides for Bunch Rot Control
The author reviews research on biological control, microbial induction, oils, plant extracts, abiotic stimulants and habitat manipulation.
by Bibiana Guerra
Bunch rot, caused by Botrytis cinerea, has been traditionally controlled through synthetic fungicides and cultural practices. But with many fungicides increasingly prohibited or unavailable, viticulturists are beginning to need alternatives to control this important disease.
This review by Jacometti and others in the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 16:154-172, 2010, presents the alternative techniques and products currently available to combat Botrytis, namely, biological control...
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