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Residue loading of pyrimethanil (PYR) with application methods typically used in South African packhouses and green mould control was studied. PYR was applied curatively (after inoculation) and protectively (before inoculation) in dip, drench and wax coating treatments and fruit were inoculated...

Author(s)
Kellerman, M.; Liebenberg, E.; Njombolwana, N.; Erasmus, A.; Fourie, P. H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 115-129
Abstract

For storage of fruit and vegetables wooden boxes are often used. The reuse of these boxes provides a mean of pathogen transmission and food spoilage and therefore poses a risk for the consumers' health. The efficacy of a newly developed fully automatized machine for cleaning and disinfection of...

Author(s)
Fehres, H.; Linkies, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 111-114
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Foliar fungicides are commonly used to manage foliar fungal diseases of soft-red winter wheat (SRWW) grown in the mid-Atlantic region, but data on the overall performance and utility of various products and application timings on yield and quality is lacking. Eight replicated experiments were...

Author(s)
Sylvester, P. N.; Kleczewski, N. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 103-110
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Pest control strategies for crop diseases highly depend on visual inspection to assess the severity of the infection, which usually lead to inconsistencies: either over or under assessment. These inconsistencies could be attributed to the limitations of humans to perceive small differences. A more...

Author(s)
Tan, D. S.; Leong, R. N.; Laguna, A. F.; Ngo, C. A.; Lao, A.; Amalin, D. M.; Alvindia, D. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 98-102
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In South Africa, phosphonate trunk injections are widely used in a preventative management strategy against avocado root rot caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi. Due to increasing costs, alternative application methods must be investigated. The efficacy of different phosphonate foliar spray treatments ...

Author(s)
McLeod, A.; Masikane, S. L.; Novela, P.; Ma Jing; Mohale, P.; Nyoni, M.; Stander, M.; Wessels, J. P. B.; Pieterse, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 87-97
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The recent spread of the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, in Europe has created considerable concern because of the damage recorded on various crops, in particular on sweet cherry, despite the use of conventional pesticides. Effective chemical control strategies are urgently...

Author(s)
Shawer, R.; Tonina, L.; Tirello, P.; Duso, C.; Mori, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 73-80
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Watermelon chlorotic stunt virus (WmCSV) is a bipartite begomovirus that causes severe diseases to cucurbits, particularly watermelon, across Eastern Mediterranean countries. Watermelon plants showing begomovirus-associated symptoms and virus vector whitefly infestation were collected from a...

Author(s)
Domínguez-Durán, G.; Rodríguez-Negrete, E. A.; Morales-Aguilar, J. J.; Camacho-Beltrán, E.; Romero-Romero, J. L.; Rivera-Acosta, M. A.; Leyva-López, N. E.; Arroyo-Becerra, A.; Méndez-Lozano, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 51-55
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Brown rust, caused by Puccinia melanocephala has become a serious problem for sugarcane production in China. Therefore, 50 new elite varieties bred by the Chinese Sugarcane System were screened for brown rust resistance and the presence of a major resistance gene, Bru1. Identification of field...

Author(s)
Li WenFeng; Shan HongLi; Zhang RongYue; Pu HuaChun; Wang XiaoYan; Cang XiaoYan; Yin Jiong; Luo ZhiMing; Huang YingKun
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 46-50
Abstract

Piper yellow mottle virus (PYMoV) is known to infect black pepper (Piper nigrum) in India and other parts of the world. In the present study, somatic embryogenesis and meristem-tip culture alone and in combination with the antiviral agent ribavirin were attempted to eliminate PYMoV from infected...

Author(s)
Shina Sasi; Bhat, A. I.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 39-45
Abstract

Avenafatua (L.) is one of the most important weed grasses in wheat crops on the most important wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production area of Argentina. It is present in 60% of the fields of an area of 750,000 ha not only reducing crop yields but also contaminating the wheat and barley (Hordeum...

Author(s)
Martín, A. N.; Scursoni, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Crop Protection, 2018, 103, pp 30-38

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