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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Soil Solarization: An eco-friendly and effective disease management approach for soil borne diseases
Author(s): Amarendra Kumar, CS Azad, Rakesh Kumar, Rajkishore Kumar and Mir Imran
Abstract: The concept of managing soil borne pathogens has now changed. In past, control of these pathogens concentrated on eradication. Later it has been realized that effective control could be achieved by interrupting the disease cycle, plant resistance or the microbial balance leading to disease reduction below the economic injury level, rather than absolute control. The integrated pest management concept encompasses many elements. Solarization can cause complex changes in physicochemical and biological properties such as, increasing the availability of mineral nutrients and soluble organic matter that affects soil micro flora and soil micro fauna population with high influences on the enzyme systems linked with the respiratory process. The soil micro fauna is the most active component in the soil system, assuring the main role in soil biogeochemical cycles. Soil solarization for soil disinfestations has been well established and demonstrated under experimental or commercial conditions in a number of countries. The ultimate goal to develop this method for use under field conditions requires both basic and practical studies.
How to cite this article:
Amarendra Kumar, CS Azad, Rakesh Kumar, Rajkishore Kumar and Mir Imran. Soil Solarization: An eco-friendly and effective disease management approach for soil borne diseases. 2017; 6(6S): 513-515.