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11th IFOAM Scientific Conference
11-15 August 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Control of Antracnose in Pepper with EM.W21

Tokeshi, Hasime1 ; Chagas, Paulo R. R.2 .

1) Department of Plant Pathology, University of So Paulo, Brazil, 2) Plant Pathology Laboratory, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The control of pepper fruit antracnose under greenhouse conditions was evaluated in plants sprayed with Effective Microorganisms (EM) and without EM, but sprayed with Mancozeb and Benomyl. The fungus Colletotrichum gloesporioides was inoculated during the flowering period and evaluation was done in the number of fungus colony recovered from senecescent flowers and number of young and commercial diseased fruits. After harvest, the shelf life of fruits with and wihout EM was measured. The results indicated that EM reduced the number of fungus colony recovered from senescent flowers and the number of young commercial diseased fruits. The shelf life of harvested fruits was longer with EM treatment.

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