Biological control of blue stain on wood with Pseudomonas cepacia 6253. Laboratory and field test
Pseudomonas cepacia strain 6253 was tested as a biological control agent on wood samples under laboratory conditions, as well as in the field. In the laboratory this bacterium controlled blue stain on Pinus radiata, but field test were not totally satisfactory. However, after 2 months of field test, the test samples were 1/3 to 1/2 less stained then the control samples.
Keywords: BLUE STAIN; BIOLOGICAL CONTROL; BACTERIA; PSEUDOMONAS CEPACIA; FIELD TESTS; LABORATORY TESTS; STAINING; PINUS RADIATA