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

Brown rot is one of the economically most important fungal diseases of stone fruit in Europe.

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Fungal root diseases

Damping-off is the most common disease in forest nurseries causing one third of the losses due to diseases in nurseries.

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Fusarium spp.

The Fusarium spp. genus is causing severe quantitative and qualitative yield losses.

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Powdery mildew

Powdery mildew can significantly reduce yields of agricultural, vegetable and fruit crops.

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Soil-borne Verticillium wilt

Verticillium wilt disease is occurring world-wide and causing high yield losses.

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