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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)

Disease management by organic farming

Author(s):

Poonam Kumari, Shivam Maurya, Mahendra Kumar Meena and Sakshi Meena

Abstract:
Organic farming (OF) has significantly increased in importance in recent decades. Disease management in OF is largely based on the maintenance of biological diversity and soil health by balanced crop rotations, including nitrogen-fixing and cover crops, intercrops, additions of manure and compost and reductions in soil tillage. Most soil-borne diseases are naturally suppressed, while foliar diseases can sometimes be problematic. Only when a severe disease outbreak is expected are pesticides used that are approved for OF. A detailed overview is given of cultural and biological control measures. Attention is also given to regulated pesticides. We conclude that a systems approach to disease management is required, and that interdisciplinary research is needed to solve lingering disease problems. Mostly culture, physical and botanicals are used for disease management.

Pages: 1907-1910  |  970 Views  490 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Poonam Kumari, Shivam Maurya, Mahendra Kumar Meena and Sakshi Meena. Disease management by organic farming. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(1):1907-1910.

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