ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Use of Biogas Slurry for Enhancing Control of Phytopathogens
Fang-Bo Yu1, Xiao-Dan Li2, Shinawar Waseem Ali3, Cheng-Fang Song1, Sheng-Dao Shan1, Lin-Ping Luo1
 
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1Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Resource Sciences,
Zhejiang Agricultural and Forestry University, Linan 311300, China
2Institute of Botany, Jiangsu Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210014, China
Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore-54590, Pakistan
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(2):533–540
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We mixed biogas slurry with 6 commercial fungicides and screened them against 11 phytopathogens. Results showed that the inhibition effect of biogas slurry was different for different pathogens, and no significant difference between treatments of Didymella bryoniae, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum, Aspergillus niger, Rhizoctonia cerealis, F. graminearum, and Septoria tritici was observed. However, significant differences were found among Penicillium sp., Botrytis cinerea, Alternaria sonali, F. oxysporum f. sp. melonis, and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The approach described here presents a promising alternative to current manipulation, although some issues still need further examination. Information obtained from this study could contribute to better utilization of biogas slurry and sustainable agriculture.
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