Mireia Núñez Zofío – 2012

Bio-disinfection with semi-composted manure for the control of the pepper crop disease caused by Phytophthora capsici

Researchers at the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, NEIKER-Tecnalia, have confirmed that the use of semi-composted manure in combination with the plastic sealing of the soil is an effective control for Phytophthora capsici, a fungus responsible for a disease that seriously affects greenhouse-grown peppers. 

  • Author: Mireia Núñez Zofío
  • Director: Carlos Garbisu y Santiago Larregla
  • Date: 2012
  • Download link: TESEO

The research developed in the PhD thesis by the biologist Mireia Núñez-Zofío, evaluates soil bio-disinfectants that not only combat the proliferation of pathogens, but are also environmentally friendly and economically viable.