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Managing Diseases in Greenhouse Crops
Managing Diseases in Greenhouse Crops
"...will stimulate growers and horticulturists to think in terms of crop protection, and exponents of crop protection to think how their science can be integrated smoothly into economic production practices...fully referenced, will indexed, and for a technical reference, written in a language that is easily understood."
—Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses
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This book explains holistic disease control through management of your structure, equipment, environment, and procedures.

From the Preface:

Between 1980 and 1990, enormous strides were made in the environmental technology available to growers of greenhouse crops, with matching increases in production potential. Little, if any, of this technology was aimed primarily at the reduction of loses from insects and diseases, but it is possible to manipulate a crop and its environment specifically for that purpose. Together with advances in biological control of disease, this greenhouse technology offers the grower opportunities to reduce the very costly input of pesticide applications and soil sterilization. At the same time, it can considerably reduce the escape of pesticides, fertilizers, and water into the environment outside the greenhouse and can ensure less pesticide residue on food and florist crops.

Managing Diseases in Greenhouse Crops


Preface
Introduction

Part 1: Greenhouse Production Systems: The Pathologist's View

Greenhouse Structures and Equipment

Sitting and Form
Greenhouse Structures
Covering Materials

Heating and Cooling Systems
Air Circulation and Ventilation

Growing Systems

Soil Groundbed
Peat Bags
Rock Wool and Other Inert Substrates
Nutrient Film Technique
Benches and Containers
Crop Spacing and Training Systems

The Greenhouse Environment and Crop Protection

Algorithms for Productivity
Algorithms for Disease Escape
Temperature
Humidity and Vapor Pressure Deficit
Practical Control of the Environment

Environmental Stress and Predisposition to Disease

Temperature Stress
Water Stress
Osmotic Stress
Fertilizers and pH
Soil Compaction and Oxygen Stress
Low-Light Stress and the Partition of Assimilates
Diseases in Hydroponic Systems


Part 2: Strategy for Disease Control

Eliminating Inoculum

Sterilizing Media
Disease-Free Planting Materials
Pesticides

Limiting Disease Spread

Limiting Inoculum Production
Limiting Inoculum Dispersal
Controlling Pathogen Vectors
Limiting Pathogen Survival
Greenhouse Hygiene

Disease Escape

Manipulating the Environment to Prevent Infection
Plant Spacing and Habit
Cultural Operations
Fertilizers, pH, and Salinity
Quiescent Infections

Resistant Germ Plasm

Biological Control

Allelopathy
Antibiosis
Competitive Saprophytic Ability
Composts and Other Soil Amendments
Cross Protection, Induced Resistance, and Passive Exclusion
Hyperparasitism
Hypovirulence
Suppressive Soils
Delivery Systems

Integrated Disease Management


Reference
Index
Color plates

Managing Diseases in Greenhouse Crops will stimulate growers and horticulturists to think in terms of crop protection, and exponents of crop protection to think how their science can be integrated smoothly into economic production practices. This hardcover book is fully referenced, will indexed, and for a technical reference, written in a language that is easily understood. Although the book was primarily written for greenhouse growers in the cooler regions of North America, the fundamental disease control measures outlined in the text are applicable to greenhouse growers across all climate zones.”
—Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses

Publish Date: 1992
Format: 6" × 9" hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-122-7
Pages: 288
Images: 27 color images; 41 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs

By William R. Jarvis

List Price:109.00

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