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Record number 347082
Title Contributions of EU-project REPCO to apple scab control
Author(s) Köhl, J.; Heijne, B.; Hockenhull, J.; Lindhard Pedersen, H.; Trapman, M.; Eiben, U.; Tamm, L.
Source In: Proceedings 12th International conference on cultivation technique and phytopatrhological problems in organic fruit-growing, Weinsberg, Germany, January 31 - February 2, 2006. - Weinsberg, Germany : - p. 73 - 76.
Event Weinsberg, Germany : 12th International conference on cultivation technique and phytopathological problems in organic fruit-growing., 2006-01-31/2006-02-02
Department(s) Biointeracties and Plant Health
Applied Plant Research, Fruit Research Unit
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2006
Abstract The objective of REPCO is to contribute to the replacement of copper fungicides in organic agriculture by new measures for control of downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola) in grapevine and scab (Venturia inaequalis) in apple. Both major European organic crops strongly depend on copper fungicides. Permitted amounts will be reduced stepwise during the following years (Council Regulation (EEC) 2092/91, Annex II) to avoid environmental risks. In European countries where copper fungicides are already out of use, production of organic apples suffers severe economical problems because of insufficient scab control. Potentiators of resistance, organically based fungicides and biocontrol agents are screened and evaluated in apple. Effects of crop management practices in organic agriculture on overwintering of Venturia inaequalis are assessed. Novel disease control measures and knowledge are integrated into organic management systems. 'Pipeline' products already under development elsewhere are included and where necessary optimised in their use
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