Volume 19 Part 1 Article 108
Title: Efficacy of spent blewit mushroom (Clitocybe nuda) compost for controlling vegetable crop diseases
Author: Jin-Tong Chen, Jenn-Wen Huang, Mei-Ju Lin, Chiou-Li Lin
Pythium damping-off of cucumber seedlings caused by Pythium aphanidermatum and clubroot disease of crucifers caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae both are the soil-borne Pathogens. They affect a wide range of hosts and causes economic losses in several important vegetable crops. Therefore, the purposes of this study are to (i) develop a formulated container medium from spent blewit mushroom compost (SBMC) for the control of Pythium damping-off of cucumber and clubroot diseases in cruciferous vegetables, (ii) isolate the beneficial micro-organisms from SBMC and evaluate the applicability for vegetable disease control, (iii) develop a bioformulation for cultivation of cruciferous vegetables.