Wheat takeall lessons learned during a search for effective biological control

Authors

  • D. Bienkowski
  • E.E. Hicks
  • M. Braithwaite

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2015.68.5836

Abstract

Takeall (causal agent Gaeumannomyces graminis var tritici) is one of the most important soilborne diseases of wheat Greenhouse screening of microorganisms for disease suppression was conducted using a targeted approach that focused on the fungal genus Trichoderma In spite of indications of disease suppression in preliminary assays effective biocontrol was not observed in subsequent tests Explanations for this apparent loss of disease suppression could include insufficient numbers of potential biocontrol agents screened during the selection process or the issue of falsepositive (type 1 error) results

Published

2015-01-08

How to Cite

Bienkowski, D., Hicks, E., & Braithwaite, M. (2015). Wheat takeall lessons learned during a search for effective biological control. New Zealand Plant Protection, 68, 166-172. https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2015.68.5836

Issue

Section

Microbial control of pests & diseases

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