Medicon Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Article

Volume 2 Issue 4


Salicylic Acid as a Safe Alternative to Conventional Fungicides

Steven Wicks*

Published: March 29, 2022

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Abstract  

This literature review aims to analyse the latest research in phytohormones (specifically salicylic acid (SA)) and their application for managing biotrophic pathogens as a safe and economical alternative to synthetic fungicides in an agricultural context. It was found that salicylic acid does induce significant protection from fungal pathogens, particularly when combined with Bacillus subtilis.