Fungi inhabiting decaying grapevine (Vitis spp.) cuttings
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University of Agriculture, Department of Plant Pathology Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland
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Ewa Król
University of Agriculture, Department of Plant Pathology Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2006;46(4):353-358
The purpose of the study, carried out in the years 2001–2003 was to determine which fungal species inhabited decaying grapevine cuttings during callusing and soon after planting them into pots. The plant material was collected from 5 commercial plantations and 8 cultivars, which were most frequently cultivated. From each plantation and cultivar 20 cuttings with symptoms of the growth inhibition or decay were randomly sampled during the callusing period i.e. March/April (term I) and 2–3 months after planting the cuttings into pots i.e. June/July (term II). The results showed that from affected grapevine cuttings Phomopsis viticola, Botrytis cinerea, Alternaria alternata and Fusarium spp. were isolated most frequently. Moreover, it was found that after planting young cuttings into the pots, numerous isolates of soil borne pathogenes were obtained, among others Cylindrocarpon spp., Phytophthora sp., Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium spp.
The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
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