The biological control agents that will be developed during the BIOCOMES project were identified through market analysis by six manufactures of biological control products.
Primary targeted pathogens are: damping-off diseases in forest nurseries, soil-borne pathogens of oilseed rape and cereals, brown rot (Monilinia spp.) of stone fruit, and powdery mildew of cereals (Blumeria graminis).
Brown rot is one of the economically most important fungal diseases of stone fruit in Europe.Read more
Damping-off is the most common disease in forest nurseries causing one third of the losses due to diseases in nurseries.Read more
The Fusarium spp. genus is causing severe quantitative and qualitative yield losses.Read more
Powdery mildew can significantly reduce yields of agricultural, vegetable and fruit crops.Read more