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Integrated control of brown rot on peach

Antonieta De Cal

Plant Protection Department. INIA. Carretera de La Coruña km 7. 28040 Madrid.

INTEGRATED CONTROL OF BROWN ROT ON PEACH

 Antonieta De Cal. Plant Protection Department. INIA. Carretera de La Coruña km 7. 28040 Madrid.

Brown rot is one of the most significant diseases of peach trees. It is present in all cultivation regions and is caused by various species of the pathogenic fungus Monilinia. The disease causes wilting of the flowers and buds as well as fruit rot, which is the biggest cause of loss particularly in favourable climate conditions and in late varieties, in which even numerous applications of fungicides cannot control the disease. Although some fruits with symptoms may be visible in the field, most of the rot occurs after harvest.

The incidence of post-harvest rot depends on the infections – whether active or latent – that are present in fruits at harvest and the infections that may occur in the time between the fruit being harvested and reaching the consumer. An integrated control strategy for this disease requires a full understanding of its epidemiology and of climate conditions. It is also necessary to draw upon all available strategies that reduce the presence of these infections, reducing the infective capacity of the pathogen, impeding its reproductive cycles, preventing interaction with the fruit, and where possible limiting the use of chemical plant protection products and their residues. This presentation will therefore propose a vertical integration of all control means (sanitary, physical, biological, and chemical) with predictive models of the disease. In the Ebro Valley a model has been validated which was jointly developed by the INIA Plant Protection Department, the IRTA Post-harvest Pathology Group, and the University of Lleida’s Plant Production and Forestry Science Department

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