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Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture
Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture

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The First Book to Fully Address the Systems Approach to Disease Management of Organic Crops

Managing diseases in organic cropping systems is a major challenge to growers in every country who must meet rigorous restrictions. And depending on the crop and climatic region, organic production methods can vary greatly.

Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture is the first comprehensive book that fully addresses the systems approach to organic plant disease management and is a must for any researcher, student, or practitioner involved in organics research, organics production, or regulation. And it is truly an international collaboration with contributing scientists from North America, the West Indies, Europe, and Africa. 

The editors have assembled an expert team of authors who:

  • Define many terms of the organic arena, as well as trends, regulations, and the many practices in organic agriculture throughout the world. 
  • Offer an overview of organic production methods, principles, and the various farming systems that affect microbial habitat conditions and, in turn, pathogen fitness and plant resistance. Systems and methods cover rotations, irrigation, resistance breeding, diversification strategies, and more.
  • Explain the role of diseases in organic systems and how they are affected by the system itself, particularly in terms of bacterial and fungal pathogens (air- and soilborne), nematodes and viruses. 
  • Cover the general approaches and methods used for plant disease management in organic agriculture, including rotations, irrigation, resistance breeding, diversification strategies, seed health, direct control of airborne and soil borne pathogens, and chain management. 
  • Present nine case studies to illustrate the many management methods available in real-world agricultural settings. These case studies feature cropping systems for potatoes, small grains cereals, rice, leguminous crops, vegetables, apples, grapes, bananas and coffee.

Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture offers valuable, detailed information that helps users truly understand various organic farming systems and their effects on plant diseases, nutrients, soil fertility management, habitat management, and diversification strategies. Equally detailed color photographs of plant disease symptoms helps users visually identify a range of diseases that affect their crops, making this book a useful diagnostic aid, as well.

Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture is written by researchers and practitioners of organic plant protection who are bringing together decades of hands-on research and farming experience. It is a much needed addition to the textbooks on ecological agriculture and agroecology used by students, researchers and extension staff as well as for interested farmers, consultants, and other practitioners involved in organic agriculture.

It is not only of value for organic farming but will also be an inspiration for innovative research into other agricultural systems based on ecological methods.

Read the Foreword by Nicolas Lampkin and Sally Miller

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Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture


Foreword

Nicolas Lampkin and Sally Miller

Preface

Maria Finckh, Ariena van Bruggen, and Lucius Tamm


Part 1. General Introduction

General Introduction

Maria R. Finckh and Ariena H. C. van Bruggen


Part 2. Organic Plant Production Practices

General Principles of Organic Plant Production

Ariena H. C. van Bruggen and Maria R. Finckh

Organic Production of Annual Crops

Maria R. Finckh and Ariena H. C. van Bruggen

Organic Perennial Crop Production

Lucius Tamm, Helga Willer, and Ariena H.C. van Bruggen

Organic Greenhouse Production

Ariena H. C. van Bruggen


Part 3. Plant Diseases in Organic Agriculture

Organic Management and Airborne Diseases

Maria R. Finckh and Lucius Tamm

Soil Health and Soilborne Diseases in Organic Agriculture

Ariena H. C. van Bruggen and A. M. Semenov

Diseases Caused by Nematodes in Organic Agriculture

Johannes Hallmann and Sebastian Kiewnick

Vector-Borne Diseases

Thomas Felix Döring


Part 4. Plant Disease Management in Organic Agriculture

Introduction to Plant Disease Management in Organic Agriculture

Ariena H. C. van Bruggen

Crop Rotation

Carolina Leoni, Walter Rossing, and Ariena H. C. van Bruggen

Water Management

Steven T. Koike and Michael D. Cahn

Biodiversity Enhancement

Maria R. Finckh and Martin S. Wolfe

Resistance and Resistance Breeding for Organic Farming

Walter A. J. de Milliano, Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren, Roeland E. Voorrips, and James R. Myers

Health Management for Seeds and Other Organic Propagation Material

Eckhard Koch and Steven P. C. Groot

Direct Control of Airborne Diseases

Lucius Tamm, Bernhard Speiser, and Imre Holb

Direct Control of Soilborne Diseases

Dan O. Chellemi, Ariena H. C. van Bruggen, and Maria R. Finckh

Organic Food Chain Management

Ariena H. C. van Bruggen, Eelco Franz, and Gabriela S. Wyss


Part 5. Specific Crops

Organic Potato Disease Management

Maria R. Finckh, Lucius Tamm, and Christian Bruns

Organic Small Grain Cereal Disease Management

Maria R. Finckh

Organic Rice Disease Management

Maria R. Finckh

Organic Temperate Legume Disease Management

Maria R. Finckh, Tapani Yli-Mattila, Arja Nykänen, Päivi Kurki, and Asko Hannukkala

Organic Vegetable Disease Management

Steven T. Koike

Organic Apple Disease Management

Imre Holb, Bart Heijne, and Lucius Tamm

Organic Grape Disease Management

Lucius Tamm, Ilaria Pertot, and W. Douglas Gubler

Organic Banana Disease Management

Luis E. Pocasangre, Luis Pérez-Vicente, and Howard Ferris

Organic Coffee Disease Management

Holger Hindorf, Mekuria Tadesse, Jürgen Pohlan, Odette Weedon, and Maria R. Finckh


Index

Publish Date: 2015
Format: 8.5” × 11” hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-476-1
Pages: 414
Images: 249 images
Publication Weight: 4 lbs

Edited by Maria R. Finckh, Ariena H. C. van Bruggen, and Lucius Tamm

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