Biochar mediates systemic response of strawberry to foliar fungal pathogens

@article{MellerHarel2012BiocharMS,
  title={Biochar mediates systemic response of strawberry to foliar fungal pathogens},
  author={Yael Meller Harel and Yigal Elad and Dalia Rav-David and Menachem Borenstein and Ran Shulchani and Beni Lew and Ellen R. Graber},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2012},
  volume={357},
  pages={245-257}
}
Background and AimsVarious biochars added to soil have been shown to improve plant performance. Moreover, a wood biochar was found to induce tomato and pepper plant systemic resistance to two foliar fungal pathogens. The aim of this study was to explore the ability of wood biochar and greenhouse waste biochar to induce systemic resistance in strawberry plants against Botrytis cinerea, Colletotrichum acutatum and Podosphaera apahanis, and to examine at the molecular level some of their impacts… 

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