Coniothyrium minitans controls Sclerotinia in F&V and arable crops
  • Fruits and Vegetables, arable / EU/ Coniothyrium minitans/ Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Sclerotinia minor
  • Effectively parasitizing and killing off of sclerotia (persistent survival structures Sclerotinia) in infected soils, without environmental impact






  • Technical result: 70-80% of sclerotia are killed, providing a long term accumulative control over several cropping cycles
  • Economic result: when implemented strategically into the crop rotation the biocontrol agent keeps disease incidence low, even for susceptible crops in problematic situations. This results in yield increase, often with a better appearance of the fresh produce (eg. Carrot, lettuce).
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Enables regenerative land use practices reclaiming soils with high disease pressure for production
    • Increased biodiversity (no non-target effects) enabling resilient cropping systems
    • Reduction in chemical pesticides


    • Enables worker health and safety: no negative impact on the worker’s health
    • Promotes quality nutritious fruit and vegetable production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihoods, reduction of yield losses and better storage
    • Improves financial viability and stabilizing the farmer’s income
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