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Secondary metabolites in fungus-plant interactions
The review introduces plant secondary metabolites usually with antifungal effect as well as the importance of signaling molecules in induced systemic resistance and systemic acquired resistance processes and the mimicking of plant effector molecules by fungal secondary metabolites. Expand
Efficacy and phytotoxicity of lime sulphur in organic apple production
It is demonstrated that a curative spray programme with lime sulphur at 0.75-2%, applied 35-45 h after predicted infection periods, can provide effective primary apple scab control, but no benefit in either yield or fruit quality was reached under organic growing conditions. Expand
Distinction of the Asiatic brown rot fungus Monilia polystroma sp. nov. from M. fructigena
The results show that the Japanese isolates belong to a distinct species, Monilia polystroma sp. Expand
Brown rot blossom blight of pome and stone fruits: symptom, disease cycle, host resistance, and biological control
Important features of symptoms, biology and biological disease management are summarised for brown rot blossom blight fungi of pome and stone fruit crops (Monilinia laxa, Monilinia fructicola and Monilinian mali) and the symptoms and the biology of the least frequent species, MonILinia mali are shown. Expand
Monitoring conidial density of Monilinia fructigena in the air in relation to brown rot development in integrated and organic apple orchards
  • I. Holb
  • Biology
  • European Journal of Plant Pathology
  • 1 April 2008
Time series analyses, using autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models, revealed that the temporal patterns of the number of airborne conidia was similar in all years in both integrated and organic orchards. Expand
Scientific Opinion on the risk to plant health posed by Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory, with the identification and evaluation of risk reduction options
The EFSA Panel on Plant Health conducted a pest risk assessment and an evaluation of risk reduction options for Xylella fastidiosa and recommends the continuation and intensification of research on the host range, epidemiology and control of the Apulian outbreak. Expand
Differential effect of triazoles on mycelial growth and disease measurements of Monilinia fructicola isolates with reduced sensitivity to DMI fungicides
In vitro efficacy and in vivo potential of three triazole fungicides to reduce brown rot disease caused by M. fructicola isolates sensitive or with reduced sensitivity to DMIs are investigated. Expand
Postharvest Treatments with Methyl Jasmonate and Salicylic Acid for Maintaining Physico-Chemical Characteristics and Sensory Quality Properties of Apricot Fruit during Cold Storage and Shelf-Life
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of methyl jasmonate and salicylic acid on 12 quality parameters of apricot fruit in treatments of cold storage (1°C for 7, 14 and 21 days)Expand
Effects of integrated control measures on earthworms, leaf litter and Venturia inaequalis infection in two European apple orchards
In most years and at both sites, the sanitation treatment resulted in significantly lower scab incidence on spur-leaf clusters compared to the treatment without sanitation, but the sanitation effect on scab levels on older leaves and fruits was low and varied by year and location. Expand
Some biological features of cherry leaf spot (Blumeriella jaapii) with special reference to cultivar susceptibility
In this review, some important features of biology are summarised for cherry leaf spot (Blumeriella jaapii) and the geographical distribution of the pathogen and the causal organism are described. Expand