Using biofumigation to target pests and diseases of field crops
Pesticides remain an important component of pest and disease management in UK field crops. However, registration and reregistration of active substances is challenging under EU legislation (Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009). Biofumigation using short-term brassica crops may offer a useful contribution towards the suppression of various pests and pathogens. However, it is important to understand the factors that affect the performance of this process. This session will look at some of the work undertaken at Harper Adams University on targets including potato cyst nematodes, stem and bulb nematodes and Fusarium graminearum.