EVALUATION OF AN EMPIRICAL QUALITATIVE MODEL FOR THE CONTROL OF STRAWBERRY POWDERY MILDEW AT SOUTH-WESTERN SPAIN
The efficiency of a Decision Support System (DSS) for strawberry powdery mildew control were tested during three seasons on an experimental farm in Huelva (South-western Spain). Two different DSS schedules were compared with the standard Integrated Production management. When fungicide application decisions were made following the empirical model, a reduction of 20% on the total fungicide application was achieved during three crop seasons, and, furthermore, the reduction of chemical fungicides applied raised to 41.6%, when compared to standard Integrated Production management. The higher disease incidence was observed on strawberry plants grown on biosolarized soil.
Blanco, C., Romero, F. and De los Santos, B. (2009). EVALUATION OF AN EMPIRICAL QUALITATIVE MODEL FOR THE CONTROL OF STRAWBERRY POWDERY MILDEW AT SOUTH-WESTERN SPAIN. Acta Hortic. 842, 255-258
disease risk, decision support systems, integrated production, solarization, biodesinfestation