Organic Insect and Disease Control

High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System: A novel strategy for organic crop production in the South

High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System: A novel strategy for organic crop production in the South

Introduction Insect pests are one of the major problems in organic production systems. Crop damage from insect pests can occur via direct feeding or egg-laying, contamination with feces, or disease transmission; loss in yield or marketability ofvegetables in the absence of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can be

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VegetableGrafting.org – Research Based Information Portal

VegetableGrafting.org – Research Based Information Portal

Why Grafting Is Important Grafting is important for a number of reasons. First, grafting emphasizes the use of genetics in overcoming abiotic and biotic crop stress. Heightened host resistance has proven time and again to be a foundational component of successful integrated crop management strategies. Second, grafted

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Weed Management Strategies for Organic Tomato, Pepper, and Eggplant in the Southern United States

Weed Management Strategies for Organic Tomato, Pepper, and Eggplant in the Southern United States

Abstract In organic production, tomato, pepper, and eggplant are normally started indoors and transplanted to the field to give them a head start on the weeds. Crops kept free of weeds for the first 4–8 weeks (tomato) or 8–10 weeks (eggplant, pepper) after transplanting can usually outcompete

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Organic Vegetable Production Systems, Disease Management in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Vegetable Production Systems, Disease Management in Organic Farming Systems

Late Blight of Tomato and Potato: Recent Occurrences and Management Experiences Webinar A Novel Strategy for Soil-borne Disease Management: Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) Webinar Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation to Control Soil Borne Pathogens: Current Research Findings and On-farm Implementation Biopesticides for Plant Disease Management in Organic Farming Can

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Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

This guide is an excellent resource for any grower interested in learning more about key pests on nine different crop groups and how selected organic materials work against pests and their efficacy based on published research. Written by: Brian Caldwell, Cornell University Eric Sideman,Maine Organic Farmers and

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Tomato Grafting: The Process

Tomato Grafting: The Process

This segment shows how to attach the scion to the rootstock and gives tips on producing a healthy graft. Cary Rivard, Fruit and Vegetable Specialist for Kansas State University, shows that by grafting tomatoes, producers can manage soil borne disease and root infecting diseases. They’ll also find

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Insect and Mite Control Options for plants grown in Wyoming Greenhouses

Whether you grow fruit and vegetables in a traditional garden space or in a protected space such as a greenhouse, low tunnel, hoop house, and/or high tunnel, you will eventually have insect or mite problems. Structures not only protect the plants from the elements but also provide

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How to graft tomato and eggplant: tube splice method

How to graft tomato and eggplant: tube splice method

Grafting tomato and eggplant can minimize problems caused by flooding, soil-borne diseases, and root-knot nematode. Watch as staff from AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center demonstrate this simple, effective technique.

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How to Graft Cucurbits

How to Graft Cucurbits

Grafting cucurbits on to disease-resistant rootstocks can help farmers and gardeners avoid problems with Fusarium wilt. Watch as staff from AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center demonstrate this simple, effective technique.

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Soilborne Disease Management in Organic Vegetable Production

Soilborne Disease Management in Organic Vegetable Production

Introduction Soilborne diseases can be a major limitation to crop production, particularly for vegetables. They are often difficult to control, even with conventional strategies. Fungal, plasmodiophorid, oomycete, and bacterial pathogens, as well as viruses and plant parasitic nematodes, may all cause soilborne diseases. Important soilborne fungal pathogens

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