Evaluation of benomyl and thiophanate-methyl for the control of Verticillium wilt of strawberry in the Netherlands
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In pot experiments the fungicides benomyl and thiophanate-methyl controlledVerticillium wilt of strawberry when applied as a soil drench after planting. Both compounds were ineffective as foliar sprays and as root dips prior to planting.
Soil drenches applied to commercially grown runner plants in the waiting field (August) and to the same plants in the greenhouse (December or January) increased the yield.
On infested ground, a soil drench with thiophanate-methyl promoted the occurrence of crown rot caused byPhytophthora cactorum.
KeywordsPlant Pathology Benomyl Verticillium Wilt Foliar Spray Verticillium
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