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Pathologie vegetale

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Integrated protection

The MISTRAL team has been exploring differents methods to control Botrytis cinerea on tomato crops grown under shelters. Cultural practices (irrigation, deleafing method) on gray mold development caused by B. cinerea were investigated, as the compatibility between biopesticides used to control grey mould, powdery mildew and whitefly on tomato.


Our ongoing studies are focused on the impact of plant nutrition on disease development and on the efficacy of biological control. This impact was adressed for two models, Botrytis cinerea and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on differents crops (lettuce, strawberry and tomato).

Publications - Plant pathology - Inra Paca Avignon


Management of diseases in tomato greenhouse and lettuce crops

  • Barriere, V., Lecompte, F., Nicot, P., Maisonneuve, B., Tchamitchian, M., Lescourret, F. 2014. Lettuce cropping with less pesticides. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 34, 175-198.
  • Nicot, P. C., Fabre, R., Lebkara, T., Ozayou, S., Abro, M. A., Duffaud, M., Lecompte, F., Jeannequin, B. 2012. Manipulating nitrogen fertilization for the management of diseases in the tomato greenhouse: what perspectives for IPM?. IOBC WPRS Bulletin, 80, 333-338.

Management of diseases on fruit

  • Zavagli, F., Bertelsen, M., Binard Philippe, Butcaru, A., Cabrefiga, J., De Jong, P.-F., Deruwe, H., Fountain Michelle, Holthusen, H., Iacomi, B., Lacroix, C., Kelderer, M., Naef, A., Rees, D., Spinelli, F., Vanhemelrijck, W., Wenneker, M. (2018). The Eufruit Project: reduction of pesticide residues on fruit and in the environment. Infos CTIFL, Hors-Série (Novembre 2018). Paris, FRA : CTIFL Centre Technique des Fruits et Légumes. 20 p.