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Chapter Seven
Hungry Planet: Stories of Plant Diseases

Questions for Discussion


1.  Suggest several ways to prevent or reduce plant diseases in a home vegetable garden using the three major management approaches: exclusion, eradication, and protection.

2.  What aspects of modern agriculture increase the risk of major plant disease epidemics? Why?

3.  How is disease management different from disease control? How did this change in perspective reduce environmental impacts and costs?