Source: Agricultural Research Service


A beneficial microbe called Muscodor albus may help protect fresh grapes from troublesome gray mold. Experiments conducted over the past several years by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Joseph Smilanick and his ARS and industry colleagues have shown that M. albus can combat Botrytis cinerea, the organism that causes gray mold.


Gray mold can ruin the taste and appearance of fresh-market grapes, according to Smilanick.


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