Screening criteria for the development of biocontrol products for control of plant diseases

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Abstract: Commercial biological control products for the use against plant diseases have to fulfil a broad range of requirements. Besides their efficacy against the targeted plant pathogens major requirements concern the ecological, toxicological and eco-toxicological characteristics of the used antagonists. Consequently, a broad range of criteria has to be considered during the selection of new antagonists. Screening programs can use a stepwise approach to exclude unwanted candidates in an early stage. The antagonists selected with such a screening strategy fulfilling all the major criteria will combine suitable characteristics for registration and marketing as commercial biocontrol products.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreceedings of the Meeting „Biocontrol and Microbial Ecology" at Berlin (Germany), September 12-15, 2016
Subtitle of host publicationWorking Group "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens"
EditorsJürgen Köhl, Marc Bardin
ISBN (Print)9789290673019
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameIOBC-WPRS Bulletin


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  • EU BIOCOMES (BO-25.10-001-002)

    Kohl, J.


    Project: EZproject

  • BIOCOMES (BO-25.10-002-001)

    Kohl, J.


    Project: EZproject

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