Fungi and bacteria boost resistance to pests and diseases : endophytes a useful addition to pest control

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Abstract

More and more research is revealing that endophytes – microorganisms that live in the plant without harming it – can significantly boost a plant’s resistance to pests. These findings prompted researchers to investigate the potential of endophytes in pest control in greenhouse horticulture. Experiments in tomato, sweet pepper, bedding plants and chrysanthemum have shown that while the fungal isolates tested thus far don’t deliver complete pest control, they do significantly inhibit population growth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-23
JournalIn Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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