The Use of Trichoderma Spp. to Control Soilborne Plant Pathogens in Egypt
Snyder (1960) stated that “The opportunities for playing one soil organisms against another to man’s advantage are there and only wait man’s cleverness dealing with antagonists”. Ordish (1967) reported that “Biological control is much neglected, not because it does not work, but because not enough research is done on it”. The increasing awareness about pollution problems and increasing concentrations of toxic chemicals in our food chain impel us to use nonchemical methods to solve our problems with plant pathogens. Biological control with antagonists such as Trichoderma spp. is one possible approach to suppress diseases without appreciable environmental hazards. We have in Egypt some successful examples on the use of biological control of plant pathogens.
KeywordsBiological Control Wheat Straw Rhizoctonia Solani Trichoderma Harzianum Infested Soil
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