Contributions of EU-project REPCO to apple scab control

J. Köhl, B. Heijne, J. Hockenhull, H. Lindhard Pedersen, M. Trapman, U. Eiben, L. Tamm

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    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
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 12th International conference on cultivation technique and phytopatrhological problems in organic fruit-growing, Weinsberg, Germany, January 31 - February 2, 2006
    Place of PublicationWeinsberg, Germany
    Pages73-76
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event12th International conference on cultivation technique and phytopathological problems in organic fruit-growing. -
    Duration: 31 Jan 20062 Feb 2006

    Conference

    Conference12th International conference on cultivation technique and phytopathological problems in organic fruit-growing.
    Period31/01/062/02/06

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