Is damping off an issue in your spinach crop? The efficacy of chemical (fungicide) and biological control treatments for damping off in spinach were put to the test in a grower-led field trial in Tasmania.

The trial demonstrated that three fungicide treatments significantly reduced the area of diseased plants within beds, however, they did not significantly increase overall spinach yield compared to untreated controls.

This was most likely due to other variables affecting plant growth in the trial area.

Read this short report to find out more about the findings from the trial and implications, as well as conclusions and recommendations.

A detailed report is also available for further information.

This resource has been delivered as part of the Hort Innovation-funded Soil Wealth and ICP project – jointly delivered by RM Consulting Group and Applied Horticultural Research.