Organic Insect and Disease Control

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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Predatory Mites for Organic Pest Control: High-Tunnel Cucumbers

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MSU Organic Raspberry High Tunnels: Pest Management

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Organic Disease Control in High Tunnels

An University of Vermont 2012 High Tunnel Conference Presentation by Paul and Sandy Arnold, Pleasant Valley Farm    

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Grafting Tomatoes for Organic Open Field and High Tunnel Production Webinar

Grafting Tomatoes for Organic Open Field and High Tunnel Production Webinar

About the Webinar In this webinar, recorded on February 2, 2012, David Francis of Ohio State University shared research findings and experience from an integrated organic program (IOP) project that has been addressing the use of grafting for organic systems. Find additional eOrganic upcoming and recorded webinars

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Tomato Grafting for Disease Resistance and Increased Productivity

Tomato Grafting for Disease Resistance and Increased Productivity

Researchers around the world have demonstrated that grafting can protect plants against a variety of soil-borne diseases in various climates and conditions. Grafting has been successfully implemented in many countries to battle diseases such as Verticillium and Fusarium wilt, corky root rot and bacterial wilt, among others.

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Managing Diseases of Organic Tomatoes in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Managing Diseases of Organic Tomatoes in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Introduction Production of tomatoes in greenhouses and high tunnels has increased in popularity significantly in the last decade. Both provide the option of off-season production and expansion of markets over traditional outdoor field systems. While greenhouse tomato culture tends to be very high-tech and capital-intensive, high tunnels

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Grafting for Disease Management in Organic Tomato Production Webinar

Grafting for Disease Management in Organic Tomato Production Webinar

About the Webinar Learn about tomato grafting and how it can be utilized to manage diseases in organic open-field and high tunnel systems. Frank Louws of North Carolina State University and Cary Rivard of Kansas State University provide information regarding rootstock selection as well as the grafting

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Using biopesticides and reduced-risk pesticides for insect control in high tunnel vegetable production

Summary: Previous work by the PI has shown that if combined with the fungus Beauveria bassiana (Bb), diatomaceous earth may increase the efficacy of the fungal pathogen by causing slight fractures in the insect‘s integument and thereby increasing fungal infections. It is also important to determine if

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Single Cotyledon Grafting

Single Cotyledon Grafting

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