gray mold

gray mold

[′grā ‚mōld]
(plant pathology)
Any fungus disease characterized by a gray surface appearance of the affected part.
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Throughout the world genus Botrytis that causes gray mold disease and was reported in several plants in both pre and post-harvest (TOFOLI et al.
The product is used as a fumigant on grapes to suppress the spread of gray mold disease.
In the present study, a total of 186 bacterial strains isolated from various soil sources and plant species from Eastern Anatolia region in Turkey were evaluated for their ability to suppress gray mold (Botrytis cinerea Pers.
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.
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.
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 Botrytis.
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.
Persistent rainfall finished off the job, leaving many vineyards with a catalog of ills: Mildew, gray mold, uneven fruit development, stalled sugar accumulation and soggy soils that defy entrance to equipment," he reported.