Reduction of fungal disease spread in cultivar mixtures: Impact of canopy architecture on rain-splash dispersal and on crop microclimate

Reduction of fungal disease spread in cultivar mixtures: Impact of canopy architecture on... •Mixture of cultivars with contrasted height enhanced control of splash dispersed disease.•Canopy architecture had an effect on both spore dispersal and microclimate.•High canopy density reduced spore transfer between susceptible plants.•Dense canopies had a long leaf wetness duration, favorable to pathogen development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Elsevier

Reduction of fungal disease spread in cultivar mixtures: Impact of canopy architecture on rain-splash dispersal and on crop microclimate

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0168-1923
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10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.06.014
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Abstract

•Mixture of cultivars with contrasted height enhanced control of splash dispersed disease.•Canopy architecture had an effect on both spore dispersal and microclimate.•High canopy density reduced spore transfer between susceptible plants.•Dense canopies had a long leaf wetness duration, favorable to pathogen development.

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Agricultural and Forest MeteorologyElsevier

Published: Nov 15, 2017

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