Evaluation of forecasting systems as fungicide management tools in the control of powdery mildew of strawberry

Project Code: PRR06-080

Project Lead

Odile Carisse - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Objective

To compare and evaluate three strawberry powdery mildew forecasting systems

Powdery mildew of strawberry can cause significant crop loss. Fungicides are heavily used to control this disease. The objective of this study is to compare and evaluate three different forecasting systems for use in eastern Canada. With a validated forecasting system, growers will be able to better time their fungicide applications. This will result in better control of the disease and a reduction in applied fungicides.

 

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