Trichoderma harzianum controls soil-borne diseases in open field lettuce in Spain
  • Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)/ ESP / Trichoderma harzianum/ soil borne diseases (Ralstonia, Pythium, Alternaria, Fusarium spp. )
  • When diseased patches appeared in the lettuce field the grower decided to apply Trichoderma in the field to obtain a homogeneous growth and manage soil borne diseases



  • Technical result: Well-rooted homogenous healthy lettuce crop with controlled soil borne diseases
  • Economic result: Residue free letuce enter market at higher price
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Reduction in reliance on chemical fertilisers and pesticides
    • Increased soil biodiversity enabling more resilient open field lettuce cropping systems
    • Enables regenerative land use practices improving soil fertility


    • Enables worker and consumer health and wellbeing
    • Promotes quality nutritious vegetable production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihood and value distribution
    • Improvement of financial viability
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