Irrigation and plant diseases
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CTA. 1986. Irrigation and plant diseases . Spore 5. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Most of the plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses, as well as those introduced by fauna (for instance worms) depend on climatic conditions for their propagation. It is difficult to make generalisations on this, since each cultivated...
Most of the plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses, as well as those introduced by fauna (for instance worms) depend on climatic conditions for their propagation. It is difficult to make generalisations on this, since each cultivated plant is more often than not attacked by several parasites, each of which may require different temperature conditions, rainfall, air or soil humidity in order to propagate. Artificial climatic changes induced by irrigation can therefore act in different ways, either encouraging or discouraging a parasite or group of parasites according to the means of water distribution used: gravity-fed, sprinkling, drip method, etc. Charles Henri Messiaen, a researcher at the INRA. Plant Pathology Station in French Guyana, has attempted to pinpoint the different types of possible patterns in order to help growers minimise their risks of aggravating diseases which could be brought on by widescale irrigation. For further information, contact: Mr. Charles-Henri Messiaen, INRA, Station de Pathologie Vegetale Centre Antilles-Guyane, F 97170 Petit-Bourg. France. INRA: National Institute for Agricultural Research.
SubjectsCROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION;
- CTA Spore (English)