Best Practice – Sclerotinia in Lettuce
This 22-page booklet presents an Integrated Crop Management (ICM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to the control of Sclerotinia in lettuce. This approach aims to minimise the development of fungicide resistance, minimise pesticide residues in food, reduce environmental impacts and limit possible restrictions in trade (domestic and international). Non-chemical management options are discussed such as site selection and crop rotation including a guide to the choice of rotation crops. Information presented on chemical options (including rates, chemical groups, maximum number of applications and withholding periods) was current as at 30/10/09 and at that time there were only two registered fungicides and two fungicides that could be used under permit to control Sclerotinia in lettuce. It is up to users to make sure the indicated registrations and minor use permits are still current before using these chemicals.