Crop rotation will always be the surest way to control root diseases, but continuous crop monoculture can also bring about the control of some root diseases. Read about the remarkable story of take-all decline with continuous monoculture of wheat.
Contributions of Plant Pathology to the Life Sciences
Summary of a Symposium Talk Presented at the Centennial Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, 2008, in Minneapolis, MN.
The What and Why of the Paired-Row Effect on Yields of Cereals
Learn about experiments showing that cereal grains when under pressure from root disease yield more when planted in paired rows spaced 7 inches apart, with 17 inches between the pairs, rather than rows spaced uniformly at 12 inches apart; and that placement of fertilizer as a band needs to be close enough to the seed row so that even diseased roots can access to the nutrients.
Root Diseases of Wheat and Barley: What do they look like and what do they do to the crop?
Learn about four widely distributed root diseases of wheat and barley, how they are similar, how they are different and how they impact health and yield of the crop.
Why the Increased Growth and Yield Response of Crops to Soil Fumigation?
Learn about the research that experimentally separated the flush of nutrients from killed microbial biomass from control of root pathogens in explaining the nearly-universal increased growth and yield response of wheat to soil fumigation.
Plant Health Management Defined
Plant health management is the science and practice of understanding and eliminating the succession of biotic and abiotic factors that limit plants from achieving their full genetic potential as crops, ornamentals, timber trees, or other uses. Although practiced as long as agriculture itself, as a science-based concept, plant heath management as a science is even younger than integrated pest management (IPM), and includes and builds upon but is broader than IPM.