Efficacy in vitro e in planta of the strain BB20 bioformulations against different bacterial path...
Bacterial plant pathogens are one the most important factors that cause serious losses to several crops every year. Plant diseases caused by bacteria are usually controlled in the frame of integrated programmes, including the application of copper compounds and antibiotics (where allowed by law). The biological control of plant diseases represents a desirable alternative approach that would limit the use of harmful pesticides. The project is aimed to evaluate the efficacy of bioformulations based on the strain BB20 of Pseudomonas fluorescens by means of in vitro and in planta tests.
Experiments within 12 months: in vitro and preliminary in vivo assays will be conducted to evaluate the efficacy of BB20 bioformulations against different bacterial pathogens.
Experiments within 18 months: in planta experiments will be carried out outdoor on different host plant species by using different BB20 bioformulations.
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