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Author(s):Coelho, L.; Reis, M.; Guerrero, C.; Dionisio, L.
Author Affiliation:Coelho: Universidade do Algarve, FCT, Campus de Gambelas, Faro, Portugal and MeditBio, Centre for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food and ICAAM, Instituto de Ci√™ncias Agr√°rias e Ambientais Mediterr√Ęneas, √Čvora, Portugal; Reis: Universidade do Algarve, FCT, Campus de Gambelas, Faro, Portugal and MeditBio, Centre for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food; Guerrero: Universidade do Algarve, FCT, Campus de Gambelas, Faro, Portugal and MeditBio, Centre for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food; Dionisio: Universidade do Algarve, FCT, Campus de Gambelas, Faro, Portugal and MeditBio, Centre for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food and CIMA, Centro de Investiga√ß√£o Marinha e Ambiental, Faro, Portugal
Title:Use of organic compost to suppress soil diseases in turfgrass (Agrostis stolonifera)
Meeting Info.:Manchester, United Kingdom: July 2-4, 2018
Source:6th European Turf Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 6, June 2018, p. 8-9.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Quinto Vicentino, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Biological control; Clarireedia homoeocarpa; Composts; Disease control; Environmental stewardship; Organic culture; Rhizoctonia solani; Sclerotium rolfsii
Abstract/Contents:"Sport lawns are quite susceptible to soil-borne diseases1, which cause enormous economic losses, making environmental friendly disease control methods a practice to develop. The increasing interest regarding environment and public health protection increased the search for disease control alternatives, leading researchers to seek strategies to reduce the use of synthetic products, such as fertilizers and pesticides2. Also, the European legislation is promoting directing the reduction of pesticides3, towards more sustainable policies. The use of synthetic fungicides to control plant pathogens in the soil has generated problems, such as fungi resistance, ecosystem imbalance by toxic effects of residues and human and animal health hazards4. Biocontrol, through the use of microorganisms, offers an alternative and attractive approach for soil diseases control, without the negative impact of chemicals1,3, and it has proved to be an economically sustainable and environmentally compatible practice. The biocontrol agents, if established, may activate plant resistance mechanisms, like systemic or induced resistance, and thereby improve plant growth. Trichoderma spp. is a biological control agent, that has been successfully studied in numerous crops, against different diseases3,5. Turfgrass are susceptible to a variety of fungal induced soil and/or plant pathogens, being Sclerotinia rolfsii, Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia homoeocarpa among the most frequent in the Algarve region during the warm season. The application of organic compost or its mixture with sand in turfgrasses, may increase soil microbial activity with suppressive capacity of several turfgrass diseases leading to a reduction in the use of pesticides. In this work, it was studied the effect of organic composts on the biocontrol of S. homoeocarpa, S. rolfsii and R. solani in turfgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.)."
Language:English
References:12
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Coelho, L., M. Reis, C. Guerrero, and L. Dionisio. 2018. Use of organic compost to suppress soil diseases in turfgrass (Agrostis stolonifera). Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 6:p. 8-9.
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