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Sensitivity of Australian Sclerotinia sclerotiorum isolates from bean fields to boscalid


Jones, SJ and Pethybridge, SJ and Gent, DH and Hay, FS, Sensitivity of Australian Sclerotinia sclerotiorum isolates from bean fields to boscalid, New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, 39, (3) pp. 203-207. ISSN 0114-0671 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01140671.2011.563425


White mould caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is one of the most damaging diseases of bean worldwide. High incidence of white mould can lead to complete crop loss through rejection by processors. Since 2004, in Australia, white mould is managed by the prophylactic application of the fungicide, boscalid during flowering. The sensitivity of S. sclerotiorum isolates (n = 150) was tested using a mycelial growth assay. The effective concentration of boscalid required to reduce mycelial growth by 50% (EC50) was calculated using probit analysis. The frequency distribution of EC50 values was unimodal and similar to that of 11 non-exposed isolates collected from other crops or obtained from culture collections. No evidence of resistance or reduced sensitivity was found within the tested S. sclerotiorum population from Australian bean fields. This study provides valuable baseline data for monitoring changes in sensitivity to this fungicide.economically damaging diseases of bean worldwide.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:carboximide fungicides, fungicide resistance, white mould
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Field grown vegetable crops
UTAS Author:Jones, SJ (Dr Suzie Jones)
UTAS Author:Pethybridge, SJ (Dr Sarah Pethybridge)
UTAS Author:Hay, FS (Dr Frank Hay)
ID Code:65677
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2010-11-30
Last Modified:2013-01-18

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