Location-Specific Resistance Profiles - Strawberry

Clemson University scientists developed an agar-based assay to determine location-specific resistance profiles in Botrytis cinerea. The extension program was featured in "The Grower" magazine, the 'American Fruit Grower' magazine, in 'Citrus and Vegetable' magazine and other trade journals. It determines the sensitivity of local Botrytis populations to commonly used fungicide classes and identifies the most effective spray program for gray mold control based on location-specific resistance profiles.  In addition, the program counteracts selection of pathogen populations for fungicide resistance, making disease management and the entire operation more sustainable for the future.