Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Biological Control of Infestations of Ditchweed (Cannabis sativa) with Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cannabis in Kazakhstan

Buy Article:

$55.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Ditchweed (Cannabis sativa L.) is widely distributed in the Chu Valley of southeast Kazakhstan and is difficult to control using conventional chemical or mechanical control. Thus, plant pathogens were investigated as potential biocontrol agents. Fusarium oxysporum was isolated from symptomatic C. sativa plants from this area. Twenty-five of the isolated strains of F. oxysporum were pathogenic and host-specific to C. sativa in greenhouse studies. These strains of F. oxysporum f. sp. cannabis were further evaluated as mycoherbicides for control of ditchweed in natural field infestations. Twelve strains showed field control of C. sativa, and the most virulent strain elicited wilt symptoms within 2 weeks of inoculation of field plants. Three different mycoherbicide formulations were evaluated. A birch sawdust formulation was the most effective carrier in the field. Food based formulations were heavily predated by birds, rodents and insects.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 01 August 2001

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more