In addition to wine grapes, Elexa has been field tested against commercially important diseases, such as powdery and downy mildews and gray mold
, on a variety of horticultural food crops in many locations throughout the world.
strain F727 shows consistent fungicidal activity against Botrytis gray mold
and downy mildews in plant tests.
For example, we have developed an ozone-based treatment that growers of organic grapes can use--after harvest--to inhibit Botrytis cinerea, the microbe that causes gray mold
They concluded that dipping the clusters into the heated ethanol (50[degrees]C) had significant effect to control gray mold
unless the berry pedicel is removed.
Their topics include fungal soil-borne pathogens in strawberries, the role of rhizobacteria in the biological control of plant diseases, onion white rot, controlling gray mold
disease of vegetables and fruits using Bacillus subtilis ID-1080, and various diseases of major vegetables in Korea.
With this approval, the pesticide is now indicated for powdery mildew on 219 kinds of vegetables and gray mold
that affects strawberries and green peppers specfically.
Grapes also are vulnerable to botrytis, also known as bunch rot, a gray mold
that springs up in dense grape clusters that get no air circulation.
An insidious fuzzy gray mold
that often coats refrigerated strawberries and many other plants during growing and storage may be prevented by a gene identified by a Purdue University researcher.
Fruits and vegetables that could potentially be treated include grapes, apples, blackberries and raspberries, as well as strawberries, which are vulnerable to attack in the field by the gray mold
It has shown to be especially effective in eliciting plant defenses in grapes and strawberries in diseases such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, and gray mold
Application of the yeast spores significantly abolished growth of different fungal causal agents of plant diseases such as powdery mildews, the gray mold
that has more than 400 different hosts, crown rust, the black spot disease of cultivated Brassicas and late wilt disease in corn.
Sampangine-based compounds have been shown to control fungi such as Botrytis cinerea, which causes gray mold
on tomatoes; Colletotrichum fragariae, which causes anthracnose crown rot and will in strawberry plants; and Fusarium oxysporum, which causes vascular will in crops such as potatoes, sugarcane, and many ornamentals.