The longevity and marketability of many cut flower species is often reduced by infection with the fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea. Synthetic chemical fungicides have long been relied on to provide protection against Botrytis disease. However, there are increasing social and environmental concerns over their continued use. In the present study, we are investigating the potential of several alternative compounds for their capacity to provide a safer and more environmentally-friendly method for reducing Botrytis on cut rose flowers.
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Keywords: ICFG Hill Final Report 2007-2008