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- S. Diamandis; C. Perlerou; G.T. Tziros; V. Christopoulos; E. Topalidou; S. Woodward
- Forest pathology 2015 v.45 no.5 pp. 408-414
- Castanea; Cryphonectria parasitica; biological control; coppicing; forests; fungi; human resources; inoculum; orchards; strains; trees; virulence; viruses; Greece
- ... Chestnut blight caused by Cryphonectria parasitica has been one of the major reasons for the decline of chestnut cultivation in Greece over the last 50 years. A previous detailed study of the vc types of the fungus has revealed only four vc types in the entire country, those of EU‐1, EU‐2 and EU‐10 with the dominant being EU‐12 counting for 88% of the isolates. As the loss in orchard trees reached ...
- S. Diamandis; C. Perlerou; Z. Nakopoulou; V. Christopoulos; E. Topalidou; G. Tziros
- Acta horticulturae 2014 no.1043 pp. 23-34
- Castanea; Cryphonectria parasitica; biological control; coppicing; forests; fungi; horticulture; human resources; inoculum; orchards; silvicultural practices; tree age; viruses; Greece
- ... Since 1963 when chestnut blight was recorded for the first time in Greece, the disease has spread into all 29 chestnut growing prefectures. As a result the national, annual chestnut production was reduced from 18,000 tons in the 1960s to 11,000 tons in 2005. A project for the application of biological control on a nationwide scale was funded and implemented during the period 2007-2009. Hypovirulen ...