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Diseases affecting ornamental geophytes and their control

Code: 9781786767233
Gary A. Chastagner and Andrea R. Garfinkel, Washington State University, USA

Chapter synopsis: Geophytes represent a significant segment of the world floriculture industry, particularly in cut flower production. This chapter reviews the main biotic and abiotic diseases affecting geophytes. It summarizes current good practice in integrated disease management with a particular focus on reducing fungicide use to address the problem of resistance. It focusses particularly on Botrytis infection of ornamental geophytes.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0066.15
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Biotic and abiotic diseases 3 General disease management principles 4 Approaches to reduce chemical fungicide usage 5 Managing fungicide resistance 6 Botrytis infection of ornamental geophytes 7 Diversity of Botrytis species 8 Botrytis as an endophyte 9 Conclusions 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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