The First Book to Fully Address the Systems Approach to Disease Management of Organic CropsManaging 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:
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.
Plant Pathology educators may review Plant Diseases and Their Management in Organic Agriculture for consideration as a course textbook.
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