Root treatment with oxathiapiprolin, benthiavalicarb or their mixture provides prolonged systemic protection against oomycete foliar pathogens

Autoři: Yigal Cohen aff001
Působiště autorů: The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel aff001
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article


Oxathiapiprolin is a fungicide effective against downy mildews of cucumber (Pseudoperonospora cubensis) and basil (Peronospora belbahrii) and late blight of tomato (Phytophthora infestans). To avoid fungicide resistance, it is recommended to apply oxathiapiprolin as a mixture with a partner fungicide that have a different mode of action. Here it is shown that a single application of oxathiapiprolin, benthiavalicarb, or their mixture (3+7, w/w) to the root of nursery plants grown in multi-cell trays provided prolonged systemic protection against late blight and downy mildews in growth chambers and in field tests. Soil application of 1mg active ingredient per plant provided durable protection of up to four weeks in tomato against late blight, cucumber against downy mildew and basil against downy mildew. Not only did the mixture of oxathiapiprolin and benthiavalicarb provide excellent systemic control of these diseases but also mutual protection against resistance towards both oxathiapiprolin and benthiavalicarb.

Klíčová slova:

Cucumber – Downy mildew – Fungal diseases – Fungicides – Leaves – Plant fungal pathogens – Plant pathology – Tomatoes


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