Updated Jun 13, 2019
Use of Trichoderma, a beneficial fungus, to manage soil-borne diseases of vegetables.ipmil.cired.vt.edu
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Soil-borne diseases cause damage to vegetable crops and reduce yield quality and quantity. Overuse and misuse of synthetics pesticides can lead to disease resistance, as well as health hazards for human, animal, and environmental life.
This innovation reduces the impact of soil-borne pathogens on plant/crop performance and yield. Trichoderma increases protection against plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria and reduces reliance on synthetic chemical pesticides to control a number of soil-borne and foliar plant diseases. The fungus also helps with water and nutrient absorption and induces systemic acquired resistance.