Field evaluation of predictive model to control anthracnose disease of mango in the Philippines

Estrada, A.B. and Jeffries, Peter and Dodd, John C. (1996) Field evaluation of predictive model to control anthracnose disease of mango in the Philippines. Plant Pathology, 45 (2). pp. 294-301. ISSN 0032-0862. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Infection estimates determined by a predictive model developed by Dodd et al. (1991b) were used to time fungicide sprays to control anthracnose disease of mango in the Philippines. For an amount of disease on fruits after harvest which was acceptable to growers, this approach resulted in the application of five fewer sprays compared with a standard spray programme used by the growers in a field trial conducted in 1991-1992. The model predicted only two high anthracnose-risk periods (>40% of conidia forming appressoria) throughout the duration of the growing period. Rainfall intensity and its time of occurrence during fruit development was found to greatly influence the amount of anthracnose and stem-end rot disease on fruits after harvest. Three relatively strong precipitations (>20 mm) within a month before harvest resulted in relatively high anthracnose infection of fruits after harvest. At a second field trial, rainfall periods during fruit development did not exceed 4 mm and resulted in virtually disease-free fruits after harvest, including those not treated with fungicide. Again the use of the predictive model resulted in the elimination of five fungicide treatments compared with the standard programme. The amount of rainfall and the time of its occurrence should be considered when planning a disease management scheme for the control of anthracnose on mango fruit.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2009 03:43
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 10:40
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19163 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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