Biological control of fusarium head blight – a powerful potential tool for disease management

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Andy Tekauz
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $94,500
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 2001
Project Length: 3 Years

To determine how Cochliobolus sativus, and/or other fungi which infest spikes of wheat and barley, competes with Fusarium graminearum to reduce fusarium head blight damage and to assess this interaction and any antifungal product involved as a bio-control tool for disease management.