Investigation of molecular mechanisms associated with fungicide sensitivity in Irish Pyrenopeziza brassicae populations

Bruce Fitt, Yongju Huang, Diana Bucur, Faye Ritchie, Stephen Kildea

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Abstract

Light leaf spot is amongst the most damaging diseases of oilseed rape and a significant threat to Irish crops. Unfortunately, the epidemiology of Pyrenopeziza brassicae, the agent causing this disease, remains poorly understood under Irish growing conditions and fungicides are relied upon to provide control. To investigate if the cropping strategies currently used are the best for the control of disease, we screened three populations of P. brassicae isolates from different regions of Ireland for alterations in the genes targeted by azole and Methyl benzamidazole carbamate fungicides. As molecular mechanisms associated with a decrease in fungicide sensitivity were observed in the populations, the results will be correlated with data from fungicide sensitivity tests using these classes of fungicides.
Original languageEnglish
Pages161-166
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2020
EventCrop Protection in Northern Britain: Environmental Management and Crop Production - Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Feb 202026 Feb 2020

Conference

ConferenceCrop Protection in Northern Britain
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period25/02/2026/02/20

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