Laboratory studies on control of sapstain and mold on unseasoned wood by bacteria
T L Highley, R Benko, S C Croan
A malt-agar and nonagar laboratory test was used to evaluate the efficacy of bacterial preparations as biological control agents against several sapwood-inhabiting fungi. Both nonsterilized and filter sterilized bacteria preparations prevented attack by the sapwood-inhabiting fungi. Streptomyces rimosus was the most effective bacteria, giving good protection, with a 1-hr soak in a filter-sterilized preparation, against discoloration in Southern Pine and sweetgum during an eight-week exposure.