The objective of this project is to develop physical treatments by which plant resistance of rose can be increased against powdery mildew. The methods should be easily applicable in the culture of rose.
Powdery mildew, caused by Sphaerotheca pannosa, is an important pathogenic fungus in the culture of roses. Because of the persistency of this problem there is a need for an innovative and sustainable method which contributes to the control of this plant disease. Literature data suggest that physical treatments may lead to an increase of the resistance of plants against pathogens.
The results envisaged are an overview of physical treatments which may increase the resistance of rose against fungal diseases, and paractically applicable culture measurements to increase the resistance of rose against powdery mildew