Evaluation of bacteria for biological control of wood decay

IRG/WP 1426

R Benko, T L Highley

Laboratory soil-block and agar-block tests were carried out to evaluate the efficacy of bacteria as biological control agents against 5 brown-rot and 3 white-rot fungi. Pretreatment of Southern pine and sweetgum with a bacterial solution prevented decay in agar-block tests. However, the bacteria were generally ineffective in preventing decay in Southern pine, Douglas-fir, sweetgum and yellow poplar in soil-block tests. Wood blocks treated with an autoclaved bacterial solution were not decay resistant by either test method.


Keywords: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL; BACTERIA; DECAY; ANTRODIA CARBONICA; CONIOPHORA PUTEANA; GLOEOPHYLLUM TRABEUM; LENTINUS LEPIDEUS; POSTIA PLACENTA; CORIOLUS VERSICOLOR; IRPEX LACTEUS; PHLEBIA BREVISPORA; SOIL/BLOCK TESTS; AGAR/BLOCK TESTS

Conference: 90-05-13/18 Rotorua, New Zealand


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