The efficacy of selected biological and chemical control agents against Heterobasidion abietinum on Abies cilicica

LEHTİJARVİ A. T., Dogmus-Lehtijarvi H. T., Aday A. G., OSKAY F.

FOREST PATHOLOGY, vol.41, no.6, pp.470-476, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2010.00705.x
  • Journal Name: FOREST PATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.470-476
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The efficacy of 30% aqueous urea solution, borax powder and spore suspensions of Phlebiopsis gigantea and Trichoderma harzianum against establishment of artificially inoculated Heterobasidion abietinum on Abies cilicica was tested both in the field and in a simulated stump treatment experiment carried out in a growth chamber. In the field, in each of the four selected stands 20 fresh stumps per control agent were treated and 20 stumps were left as untreated controls. In two of the stands, the treatments were applied in June and in the two others in November. Stumps were sampled twice, at 6- and 12-months after treatment. In the growth chamber, 10 log pieces per treatment and control were used, and sampling performed after 6-week incubation. Results of the urea and borax treatments were consistent between the experiments; the mean efficacies were 98.8 and 99.4% in the growth chamber, and 80.291.3 and 89.490.1% in the two samplings of the field experiment, respectively. Despite the high efficacies of the P. gigantea (85.9%) and T. harzianum (97.5%) treatments in the growth chamber, efficacies of these biological control agents in the field were 47.149.2 and 61.365.5%, respectively.