TRIALS WITH APPLYING CHEMICAL AGENTS OTHER THAN BACTERICIDES TO CONTROL FIRE BLIGHT IN PEAR ORCHARDS

T. Bubán, P. Sallai, L. Hertelendy, E. Obzsut-truskovszky
Trees of pear cultivars in mature Orchard A (in 2000) and Orchard B (in 2001) in SW Hungary and NE Hungary, respectively, located under different climatic conditions, were treated with the systemic acquired resistance inducers benzothiadiazole (BTH) as Bion 50WG and prohexadione-Ca as BAS 125 10W, and with the leaf fertiliser Biomit Plussz, either alone or in combination with the copper-oil Vektafid R. Streptomycin 20WP (0.5 kg/ha) was sprayed as obligatory treatment in all experimental plots, once in Orchard A and twice in Orchard B. As compared with the check, the incidence of shoot blight in Orchard A was significantly reduced by treatment with Bion 50WG (15 g/100 L), Biomit Plussz and Biomit Plussz + Vektafid R (‘Williams’) and by treatment with prohexadione-Ca (‘Conference’). Prohexadione-Ca also proved more effective than Bion 50WG 15 g/100 L (‘Beurré Bosc’).
In Orchard B, only minor differences were found between the effects of the products used. In comparison with the check, a certain but not significant effects of Bion 50WG (‘Conference’ and ‘Olivier de Serres’), prohexadione-Ca (‘Conference’ and ‘Beurré Bosc’) and Biomit Plussz + Vektafid R (‘Beurré Bosc’) were observed.
Bubán, T., Sallai, P., Hertelendy, L. and Obzsut-truskovszky, E. (2002). TRIALS WITH APPLYING CHEMICAL AGENTS OTHER THAN BACTERICIDES TO CONTROL FIRE BLIGHT IN PEAR ORCHARDS. Acta Hortic. 590, 263-267
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.590.38
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.590.38
BAS 125 10W, prohexadione-Ca, Bion 50WG, Biomit Plussz, Vektafid R, Erwinia amylovora
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