Gianfranco Pradolesi's scientific contributions

Publications (4)

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Wheat stem rust, a highly destructive wheat disease caused by the fungal pathogen Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, has been considered for years to be almost eradicated in Western Europe. However, changes in climatic conditions and appearance of new races, overcoming the previously developed wheat resistances, are fostering its re-emergence. Sever...
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Semi-field and field trials were carried out in 2017-2019 to verify the preventive and curative activity of boric acid for the control of primary and secondary infections of Venturia inaequalis on apple. The semi-field trials were carried out on potted apple plants cv Fuji exposed in the field to receive the natural inoculum of V. inaequalis, perfo...

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... For rust diseases, three main potential effects of climate change have been highlighted: the fast evolution of new pathotypes and shifting virulence under favorable conditions, the reduced effectiveness of rust resistance, and the pathogen spread over large areas [33][34][35]; the latter effect being mainly driven by long-range atmospheric transport. In this context, several weather-based infection models for wheat stem rust, based on temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, and wind/ air circulation, have been developed to predict the potential disease emergence in the future [13,36]. Prank et al. [12] suggested that future simulations of drier and more turbulent conditions will allow a larger fraction of the urediniospores emission from infection source fields to the atmosphere. ...