נגישות
menu      
Advanced Search
Journal of Grapevine Research
  • V. Naor
  • T. Zahavi
  • R. Barkai 
  • N. Weiss 
  • N. Mozes-Daube 
  • O. Dror
  • C. Finkelstein 
  • S. Aharon 
  • O. Bahar 
  • E. Zchori-Fein
  • L. Iasur-Kruh

Yellows diseases in grapevine, associated with the presence of different phytoplasmas, are a major problem for growers, with no environmentally friendly means of control. Frateuria defendens (Frd), a bacterium with endophytic traits, has been shown to reduce yellows symptoms in grapevine plantlets under laboratory conditions. The objective of this study was to test whether similar effects could be achieved under field conditions. A trial was conducted in a heavily infected vineyard in northern Israel for two consecutive years. A suspension of Frd cells (108·mL-1) was applied bi-weekly by foliar spray on grapevines from bud burst to leaf senescence. Frd penetrated the leaves during the growing period but not during leaf senescence and could be detected in the leaves by PCR analysis up to 14 days post-spraying. The rate of yellows infection was lower in the treated grapevines compared to its increase in untreated grapevines and the yield of symptomatic plants was improved by 10 to 20 %. Taken together, the results suggest Frd acted as a biological control agent in vineyards under the experimental conditions tested.

Powered by ClearMash Solutions Ltd -
Volcani treasures
About
Terms of use
Frateuria defendens reduces yellows disease symptoms in grapevine under field conditions
60
  • V. Naor
  • T. Zahavi
  • R. Barkai 
  • N. Weiss 
  • N. Mozes-Daube 
  • O. Dror
  • C. Finkelstein 
  • S. Aharon 
  • O. Bahar 
  • E. Zchori-Fein
  • L. Iasur-Kruh
Frateuria defendens reduces yellows disease symptoms in grapevine under field conditions

Yellows diseases in grapevine, associated with the presence of different phytoplasmas, are a major problem for growers, with no environmentally friendly means of control. Frateuria defendens (Frd), a bacterium with endophytic traits, has been shown to reduce yellows symptoms in grapevine plantlets under laboratory conditions. The objective of this study was to test whether similar effects could be achieved under field conditions. A trial was conducted in a heavily infected vineyard in northern Israel for two consecutive years. A suspension of Frd cells (108·mL-1) was applied bi-weekly by foliar spray on grapevines from bud burst to leaf senescence. Frd penetrated the leaves during the growing period but not during leaf senescence and could be detected in the leaves by PCR analysis up to 14 days post-spraying. The rate of yellows infection was lower in the treated grapevines compared to its increase in untreated grapevines and the yield of symptomatic plants was improved by 10 to 20 %. Taken together, the results suggest Frd acted as a biological control agent in vineyards under the experimental conditions tested.

Scientific Publication
You may also be interested in