CROP PROTECTION | Patologia Vegetale

Biological control of plant disease: Organic amendments and disease suppression

Our research group works on the use of organic amendments in the following issues:
1. suppression of plant diseases by using compost, crop residues, biochar;
2. recovery of soil feritlity by organic amendment application;
3. definition of organic carbon biochemical quality to understant it's impact on beneficial and patogenic microbes.


Monitoring and diagnosis of quarantine plant pathogens

Monitoring-and-diagnosis-of-quarantine-plant-pathogens Diagnostic techniques and protocols are being  developed and applied together with monitoring activity in order to prevent arrival and spread in Campania region of bacterial and fungal pathogens dangerous for the most economically relevant crops.