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Bedding Plant Production and the Challenge of Fungal Diseases.

Authors
  • Guarnaccia, Vladimiro1, 2
  • Hand, Francesca Peduto3
  • Garibaldi, Angelo1
  • Gullino, M Lodovica1
  • 1 Centre for Innovation in the Agro-Environmental Sector, AGROINNOVA, University of Torino, Largo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA), University of Torino, Largo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy. , (Italy)
  • 3 Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43220, U.S.A.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plant Disease
Publisher
Scientific Societies
Publication Date
May 01, 2021
Volume
105
Issue
5
Pages
1241–1258
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-09-20-1955-FE
PMID: 33135987
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Bedding plants are a major group of ornamentals produced in greenhouses or nurseries worldwide and planted outdoors. Their economic importance has increased continuously in the last four decades in both the United States and the European Union. These plants are subject to a broad number of diseases that can negatively impact their production and cultivation. The initial steps of production strongly influence the health status of these plants and, consequently, their aesthetic appeal, which is a strong requisite for consumers. Seeds, cuttings, and other forms of propagative material, along with production systems and growing media, can influence the phytosanitary status of the final product. In this article, case studies of soilborne and foliar diseases are presented together with preventive measures to achieve innovative disease management strategies. Quarantine restrictions and eradication measures are also discussed, in consideration of the high likelihood for ornamental plants to be long-distance vectors of new pathogens and pests.

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