Increasing soil suppressiveness in strawberry cultivation

This project works on increased soil suppressiveness to control soil-borne, leaf and fruit pathogens in strawberry cultivation.

Research is dealing with organic amendments in substrate which have effect on qualitative and quantitative composition of the microflora in the rhizosphere of strawberries. It will be assessed if these changes in composition relate to improved suppressivenss of soil and leaf borne diseases.

The research is a cooperation between ILVO and PRI .


Results 2010:

  • Knowledge exchange between ILVO en PSG about substrates and disease suppressiveness.
  • Possibilities to enhance suppressiveness of substrates against Phytophthora cactorum
  • Knowledge about suppressive substrates
  • Knowledge about potential antagonists and the effect of substrates on their presence.