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Integrated crop protection in short rotation coppice willow production - NF0406

A report on research to provide the scientific foundation for an integrated, non-chemical strategy of disease and pest management, and associated best practice protocols, in UK renewable energy willow production.

Year of Publication2001

The research programme addressed the genetic basis of variation in rust pathogen populations, factors influencing the severity of beetle attacks, mechanisms by which mixed clonal plantings suppress rust and beetles and the potential for deploying aggressive strains of the biological control agent of rust in clonal mixtures.

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Organisation Logo for Defra  -  Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

The UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs.

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