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EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/27

Control of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis by soil solarization

In Greece, experiments were carried out to control Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (EPPO A2 pest) through soil solarization. Soil mulching with transparent polyethylene films during a period of 1 - 2 months reduced drastically the development of C. m. subsp. michiganensis symptoms throughout the cropping season. Furthermore, it was found that the solarization did not affect C. m. subsp. michiganensis antagonistic bacteria.


Tjamos, E.C.; Polymnia, A.; Panagopoulos, C.G. (1992) Control of bacterial canker of tomato by application of soil solarization.
Presentation at the 1992 APS/MPS Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, USA. Phytopathology 82, 1076