TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION THROUGH CROP HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Horticultural crops are grown worldwide as a source of nutrients and fibre in the human diet. Fungal plant pathogens can devastate these crops under the appropriate environmental conditions. Growers confronted with the challenges of managing pathogens have the opportunity to utilize biological control agents. The challenges for growers to manage these diseases through alternative means are increasing as consumer demand for year-round availability of horticultural crops with reduced or no chemical residues grows. A number of commercially available biological products have been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of disease. The potential use of biological control agents for control of diseases on horticulture crops are discussed.
Utkhede, R. (2006). TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION THROUGH CROP HEALTH MANAGEMENT . Acta Hortic. 699, 449-456
Botrytis cinerea, Didymela bryoniae, Fusarium fruit and root rot, Pythium root rot