A systems approach to the control of strawberry powdery mildew

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Abstract

A systems approach to the control of strawberry powdery mildew
(Podospheara aphanis) is important, as the disease is never absent from
the crop. Work reported here shows that the disease is present in the
crop whether new plants are bought in from a propagator, or the plants
have been in the growing medium for one or more seasons. The work
also shows that control measures used in one growing season reduce the
disease carry over thus reducing the initial inoculum in the following season.
The work also demonstrates that the use of a late autumn fungicide
spray, and a fungicide spray pre- and post-fleece and mulch use in the
spring also reduces the number and maturity of overwintering chasmothecia,
thus also contributing to a reduction in initial inoculum
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventBSPP Presidential Meeting 2014 - St Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sept 20142 Sept 2014

Conference

ConferenceBSPP Presidential Meeting 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySt Andrews
Period1/09/142/09/14

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