Two projects have focused on disease control in dwarf beans and peas. One project evaluated the efficacy of a selection of bio-fungicides/bio-stimulants for control of Sclerotinia on dwarf beans, while another assessed the efficacy of a selection of bio-fungicides/bio-stimulants for Fusarium on dwarf beans and peas. Both projects involved conducting a series of replicated field trials.
Following initial screening of these products for efficacy over two seasons, further work over the following two to three seasons will involve the establishment of trial sites using the most efficacious of these products. The purpose of this work will be to demonstrate to growers and agronomists how these products perform at field scale, and how they can be integrated into IPM programmes.