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Integrated disease management of barley

Code: 9781786766144
Adrian C. Newton, James Hutton Institute and SRUC, UK; and Henry E. Creissen, Neil D. Havis, and Fiona J. Burnett, SRUC, UK

Chapter synopsis: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecosystem approach to crop production and protection that combines different management strategies and practices to grow healthy crops and minimize the use of pesticides. This chapter looks at how IPM can be applied to barley production, considering the different disease threats, the tools available and possible approaches to deploying them. The chapter evaluates varietal disease resistance, the range of crop protectants available and how agronomy can be used optimise these tools. The chapter also reviews the sources of knowledge available and the means and barriers to IPM use in practice. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Barley production context: requirements and constraints 3 Diseases overview 4 Inoculum management: sources and epidemiological conditions 5 Varietal resistance 6 Crop protectants 7 Agronomy 8 IPM knowledge sources and tools 9 Uptake and communication of IPM 10 Farming systems, soil and research platforms 11 Conclusion and future trends 12 Acknowledgements 13 Where to look for further information 14 References

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