Using plants to control potato cyst nematode
A description of two different methods of controlling potato cyst nematode with plants that may be useful in integrated control and organic systems.
Year of Publication2009
The potato relative Solanum sisymbriifolium is not a host of potato cyst nematode but does stimulate the eggs to hatch, so reducing the population if sown in the year before the crop is planted. A more timely alternative is 'biofumigation' with Caliente varieties of mustard sown in the autumn which release isothiocyanate gas if incorporated during spring cultivations.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Potatoes
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Pest & disease control
- Subject Collection > Horticulture > Horticulture for gardening
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Organic crop management
Additional keywords/tagspests and diseases of potatoesvegetable gardeningbiological controlintegrated control
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