Thesis / Dissertation

Control of the lettuce anthracnose (Microdochium panattonianum Berl.) using Trichoderma spp. and their secondary metabolites

Jose Valentin Palacios Zevallos, Jizheng He (ed.)

Published : 2020


The main objectives of this project were to: 1) show that lettuce anthracnose propagules that persist in soil from a previous lettuce crop may be controlled by a cold tolerant strain of Trichoderma inoculated just before the pathogen becomes active and virulent, reducing incidence and severity, and, 2) determine if liquid cultures containing Trichoderma secondary metabolites (TSMs) can be sprayed for maximum leaf coverage to reduce the incidence and severity of the disease when condition for disease are ideal. Lettuce anthracnose Microdochium panattonianum (MP) is a key winter disease in Victoria, Australia, and other temperate regions in the world. Cultural methods to reduce the severity of..

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