Efficacy of a biocontrol agent plant pathogenic fungi

  • Little, Karen (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Patti, Antonio (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The efficacy of a biocontrol agent developed by Nutrifield will be assessed against the plant fungal pathogens Phytophthora, Fusarium and Pithium species. One example of each will be selected. The biocontrol agent is composed of the essential oils of citronella, thyme and clove.

The efficacy will be assessed in a dose-response manner, using either the disc or well method in potato dextrose agar plates. Both methods will be trialled as the diffusion potential of the agent through the agar is not known.
Short titleBiocontrol Agent Efficacy
Effective start/end date5/08/1928/02/20


  • Nutrifield Pty Ltd: A$13,841.00


  • biocontrol, fungal pathogens, essential oils