An overview is given of the variety of cultural control methods of controlling plant diseases and the inherent complexity of their effects. The different cultural methods discussed include crop rotation, mixed cropping, tillage, cultivar selection, time and amount of fertilizer application and irrigation. Local measures to control plant diseases, such as prevention, removal or suppression of inoculum and organic amendments, are also briefly discussed. New cultural methods, including the use of catch crops, slow sand filtration and biological soil disinfection, are mentioned.
|Title of host publication||Plant Pathologist's Pocketbook|
|Editors||J.M. Waller, J.M. Lenne, S.J. Waller|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|