Compost amendments enhance peat suppressiveness to Pythium ultimum, Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia minor

@inproceedings{Spaccini2010CompostAE,
  title={Compost amendments enhance peat suppressiveness to Pythium ultimum, Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia minor},
  author={Riccardo Spaccini and Felice Scala},
  year={2010}
}
Peat is the most common organic material used for the preparation of potting mix because of its homogeneous and favorable agronomic characteristics. However, this organic material is poorly suppressive against soilborne pathogens and fungicides are routinely used to manage damping-off diseases. In the present study, we investigated the suppressive capability of five compost – peat mixtures towards the plant pathogens Pythium ultimum, Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia minor – Lepidium sativum… CONTINUE READING
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