NEWEST RESULTS ON THE BIOCONTROL OF FIRE BLIGHT IN GERMANY

W. Zeller, P. Laux
Research on alternatives to the antibiotic streptomycin for the control of fire blight on pome fruits, caused by Erwinia amylovora, is of great importance for German and European fruit growing. Several industrial and experimental products for biological control have been developed in recent years. For example, an antagonistic preparation, BIOPRO, showed a control efficacy of up to 60% or the plant extract from Hedera helix revealed a high efficacy in the field in combination with a low concentrated copper compound and metal salt. The control of fire blight was comparable with the antibiotic streptomycin under artificial and natural infection conditions.
Moreover, a natural product based on an etheric oil of Thymbra spicata (AkseBio), which was developed together with Turkish scientists from the University of Akdeniz, Antalya, showed good effect under field conditions.
Zeller, W. and Laux, P. (2002). NEWEST RESULTS ON THE BIOCONTROL OF FIRE BLIGHT IN GERMANY. Acta Hortic. 590, 243-246
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.590.35
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.590.35
Fire Blight, biocontrol, plant extracts, etheric oil, antagonists
English

Acta Horticulturae