Domenico Rongai

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For several years the aphid population patterns and the incidence of the main potato virus diseases have been monitored in Italian potato-growing areas. Starting from 1992, an increase inAphis gossypii, as compared toMyzus persicae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae andAphis fabae, was observed on seed potato fields in the north of Italy. Laboratory tests revealed(More)
During laboratory tests, mineral oil in water emulsion (2%), containing Brassicaceae seed meals (2 g l−1), induced total mortality (100%) among adult female California red scales on detached orange fruits, whereas only 47.5% of insect mortality was observed with the same mineral oil when used alone. These results were partially confirmed by two preliminary(More)
This study examines the effects of a vegetable fungicide on sugar beet powdery mildew (Erysiphe betae) and cucumber powdery mildew (Erysiphe cichoracearum). The formulations consisting of a dispersion of Brassicaceae meal in vegetable or mineral oils on infected leaves of sugar beet, reared in the greenhouse, and of musk melons cultivated under plastic(More)
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is an important source of bioactive compounds and has been used in folk medicine for many centuries. This paper describes the in vitro antifungal activity of pomegranate peel aqueous extract (pae) on the development of Fusarium wilt of tomato caused by Fusarium oxysporum, f. sp. lycopersici. HPLC-DAD-ESI/MS analysis was(More)
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