Preplant soil treatments were implemented to determine effects on populations of potentiallypathogenic
Fusarium and potentially disease-suppressive Trichoderma spp. as well as root
colonization by these and other selected fungi on healthy-appearing, bare root 2-0 western white pine seedlings at the USDA Forest Service Nursery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Soil treatments included...
The biocontrol potential of Trichoderma harzianum Rifai,
Trichoderma polysporum (Link.:Pers.) Rifai, Scytalidium aurantiacum
Klingstr. et Beyer or a Penicillium sp. against Trametes versicolor
(L. :Fr.) Pilat, Neolentinus lepideus (Fr.) Redh. et Ginns, Postia
placenta (Fr.) M.Lars. et Lomb. and Irpex lacteus Fr. was evaluated
using agar plate, soil bottle and...
While microbial colonization of wood is presumed to be characterized by a
myriad of interactions between numerous organisms, studying these processes is
often difficult owing to the opaque nature of the wood and the inability to readily
distinguish among the many species colonizing the material. One method for
Isolates of Trichoderma spp. collected from snap bean foliage were tested for inhibition of grey mold of snap beans caused by Botrytis cinerea. In a detached blossom-pod assay an isolate of Trichoderma hamatum reduced pod rot by 94% compared to the nontreated check. Control was comparable to that obtained with...
The biocontrol potential of Trichoderma harzianum strains
B-2A, B-8A, B-4B, B-15B, and B-41 and Serratia plymuthica was
evaluated using agar plates and wood wafers of unseasoned
ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa laws). All five isolates of
Trichoderma harzianum and Serratia plymuthica could inhibit
stain fungi growth in agar plates and exhibited...
Small size wood assays were utilized to study the
effect of added nutrients to the wood on the interactions
of Trichoderma harzianum Rifai and two wood decay fungi,
Trametes versicolor (white rot) and Gloeophyllum trabeum
(brown rot). Weight losses related to time of exposure
were monitored as a measure of...
In horticultural nurseries for container-grown plants, production and sales have been threatened by the presence of a quarantined plant pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum (causal agent of sudden oak death). Infested nursery beds are an important source of P. ramorum, which can initiate disease through movement with surface water to infect roots...