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Frontiers of Agriculture in China

ISSN 1673-7334

ISSN 1673-744X(Online)

CN 11-5729/S

Front. Agric. China    2008, Vol. 2 Issue (1) : 72-76     DOI: 10.1007/s11703-008-0001-y
A bio-product as alternative to methyl bromide for replant disease control on strawberry
ZHANG Yu, HU Tongle, JI Lijing, CAO Keqiang
Bio-control Center of Plant Diseases and Pests of Hebei Province, College of Plant Protection, Agricultural University of Hebei
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Abstract Pre-plant soil fumigation with methyl bromide (MB) is a standard practice for controlling soil-borne diseases especially for strawberry diseases. However, the application of MB will be forbidden in China in the year 2015. For this reason, a bio-product named Kangdi 3 was tested as an alternative to MB in strawberry greenhouses in Mancheng (Hebei Province) and Donggang (Liaoning province), China in 2005 and 2006. Methyl bromide at a normal dosage of 500 kg/hm2 and Kangdi 3 at three dosages of 750, 1500 and 2250 kg/hm2 were tested. Plots without any treatment were used as the control. During the growing stage, assessments were made on fungal communities in rhizosphere, growth status of strawberry, the disease levels on roots as well as the yields. Results showed that Kangdi 3 significantly reduced the quantity of fungi and the disease index, while enhancing strawberry growth and the yields compared with the untreated control. Therefore, Kangdi 3 is a great potential substitute for methyl bromide to control replant diseases in strawberry.
Issue Date: 05 March 2008
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ZHANG Yu,HU Tongle,JI Lijing, et al. A bio-product as alternative to methyl bromide for replant disease control on strawberry[J]. Front. Agric. China, 2008, 2(1): 72-76.
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