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Advances in biostimulants as an integrated pest management tool in horticulture

Code: 9781801462099
Surendra K. Dara, University of California Cooperative Extension, USA

Chapter synopsis: This chapter covers the definition of biostimulants, brief summary of various categories, and how they are used for promoting plant growth, building soil structure, imparting stress tolerance, and contribute to pest and disease suppression. Strategies for using biostimulants as a part of IPM and some challenges and future opportunities were also discussed.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2021.0095.03

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Integrated pest management 3 Enhancement of crop growth, health and yield 4 Enhancement of soil health 5 Inducing natural resistance 6 Suppression of diseases 7 Suppression of arthropod pests 8 Tolerance to abiotic stresses 9 Multitrophic interactions and influencing factors 10 Strategies of using biostimulants 11 Challenges and future needs 12 Conclusion 13 Where to look for further information 14 References

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