New antagonists for powdery mildew control in cereals (Final result)
Wheat, barley, rye and triticale are grown on 44,146,000 ha in the EU. Powdery mildew is a key fungal disease in these crops. Powdery mildew is regularly controlled with single or multiple applications of specific mildew or broad-spectrum fungicides across Europe. The powdery mildew pathogen Blumeria graminis developed resistance to a range of fungicides.
Biological control of powdery mildews is a relatively unexplored area. Compared to other major groups of diseases, limited systematic screenings for potential antagonists of powdery mildews have been carried out. No BCA is registered for control of powdery mildew in cereals in the EU.
BIOCOMES develops a new BCA for control of powdery mildew in cereals.