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Abstract

Effectiveness of some fungicides in the control of Dothistroma pini Hulbary in Pinus nigra plantations.

Abstract

In trials against D. [Scirrhia] pini using Orthocide S-20 [captan], copper oxychloride, zineb S-65 and Benlate [benomyl], there were significant differences between the av. height increments of treated and untreated trees, but not between their trunk diameters. The appearance of trees treated with copper oxychloride and benomyl was considerably improved. The best results were obtained with copper oxychloride, which provided satisfactory protection when applied twice yearly, during the critical period of infection. In vitro, all the fungicides strongly inhibited conidial germination, while benomyl was most toxic to mycelium.