Nieuwe methoden in plantversterking tegen ondergrondse ziekten en plagen : gebruik van lokaal aanwezige antagonisten uit groeisubstraat en plant

Andre van der Wurff, M.A. Streminska, F.A. de Boer, Ewen Bruyant, Y. Cuesta Arenas

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Within this project, two new methods of the control of pathogens were investigated. New methods are: a. use of local bacteria that are isolated from soils or growing substrates; and b. bacteria that are present within the plant. By using local antagonists, already present in growing substrates or within plants in the greenhouse, the chance is higher that antagonist can be successfully used against local pathogens. Bacteria that were isolated from soil of growers were assessed on their antagonistic potential in lab trials against Pythium ultimum, Meloidogyne spp. and Rhizobium rhizogenes and Fusarium solani and F. oxysporum. Finally, the effect of antagonists against Pythium and Meloidogyne was evaluated in pot trials in the greenhouse. All antagonists diminished brown colourization symptoms in stems caused by Pythium. Alcaligenues sp., Bacillus sp. en two unidentified species diminished root damage and Alcaligenues sp. as well as Bacillus also reduced also the number of offspring of Meloidogyne spp. within the roots. The use of local microorganisms offers a sustainable-, new solution to control pathogens. In this study, it was shown that Proteinase inhibitor 2 (PINII), Glucanase (LeGluB) and Chitinase (LeChi3) can be used in tomato to investigate the influence of antagonists or endophytes on the plant defence.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationBleiswijk
PublisherWageningen Plant Research
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRapport GTB


  • greenhouse crops
  • greenhouses
  • greenhouse horticulture
  • plant protection
  • plant pathogens
  • antagonists
  • bacteria
  • defence
  • defence mechanisms
  • endophytes
  • pythium ultimum
  • meloidogyne
  • rhizobium rhizogenes
  • fusarium oxysporum
  • fusarium
  • microorganisms
  • proteinase inhibitors
  • beta-glucanase
  • chitinase

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