Episode 5 – Microbes can switch sides in the plant-pathogen battle!

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This is a special, joint episode between The Plant Pathology Podcast and Bacteriofiles. We talk about how the same microbes that associate with plants can sometimes help prevent disease, and sometimes assist the pathogen. It depends on which microbe gets there first!

Show notes:
Order of arrival shifts endophyte–pathogen interactions in bean from resistance induction to disease facilitation

Endophytic Fusarium verticillioides reduces disease severity caused by Ustilago maydis on maize

Biological control of plant diseases – Here’s a good article if you’d like to read more about biocontrol

Episode 4 – Controlling brown rot in your home garden

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In this episode, I go over the life cycle of the brown rot pathogen and give practical tips for controlling it in the home garden.

This episode is dedicated to Amy from South Carolina, who is having trouble with her peach trees. If you have a request for an episode, leave a comment here or email me at roslynnoar@gmail.com.

Show notes

More about controlling brown rot: “Brown Rot on Apricot and Other Stone Fruits” from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Episode 3 – Controlling coffee rust is complicated!

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Scientists show that controlling coffee rust with fungicides may not be the best strategy, since fungicides can also kill friendly fungi!

Show notes

Journal article: Qualitative Dynamics of the Coffee Rust Epidemic: Educating Intuition with Theoretical Ecology

Learn more about coffee rust disease: Coffee rust

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Episode 1 – Preventing mycotoxin contamination by Fusarium

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Scientists study growing conditions affecting mycotoxin contamination of oats by Fusarium fungi, the causative agent of Fusarium head blight.

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Journal article: Modeling the Effects of Environmental Conditions on HT2 and T2 Toxin Accumulation in Field Oat Grains

Learn more about Fusarium head blight: http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/lessons/fungi/ascomycetes/Pages/Fusarium.aspx

Learn more about mycotoxin contamination of food and feed crops: http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/topics/mycotoxins/Pages/default.aspx

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