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R248 Common Scab Review - Non-water Control Measures

Publication Date: 
17 August 2011
Author/Contact :
John Elphinstone

Contractor :

Full Review Title: Review of research on non water-based approaches to control of potato common scab
Duration: March 2004 - June 2004

Aim: To review the non-water based control options for potato common scab.

In 2004, The AHDB Potatoes commissioned a review of the non-water based control options for potato common scab. A workshop was held at FERA (formerly CSL) as part of the review process, to obtain industry views on the document. Comments form the meeting were subsequently incorporated into the review. The review concluded that improved control of common scab pathogens is likely to depend on efficient and cost effective integration of existing measures, rather than the introduction of completely novel measures.

A supplement to the original review was produced in 2005. It includes information on the potential for the use of manganese to control common scab, possible biocontrol agents and the effect of organic ammendments on common scab control. The supplement is listed in related reports below.

The reviews identified several areas where further research is required and these have been studied in project R272.

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