Utilizing Soil Microbes for Biocontrol

  • Alison Stewart
  • Michael Brownbridge
  • Robert A. Hill
  • Trevor A. Jackson


This review focuses on the potential for microbial biological control of soil-borne pests and pathogens. The range of crops affected by key soil-borne pests and pathogens, and opportunities for biocontrol using composts, organic soil ­ame­ndments and/or augmentation with selected bioactive microbes are discussed. Selected examples of biological control successes, constraints and likely future developments are also explored.


Biocontrol Agent Fusarium Wilt Entomopathogenic Fungus Crown Gall Disease Suppression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alison Stewart
    • 1
  • Michael Brownbridge
    • 2
  • Robert A. Hill
    • 1
  • Trevor A. Jackson
    • 3
  1. 1.Bio-protection Research CentreLincoln UniversityCanterburyNew Zealand
  2. 2.Vineland Research and innovation CenterVineland StationCanada
  3. 3.AgResearchChristchurchNew Zealand

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