Impact of Composts on Disease Incidence in Vegetable Systems
One characteristic of compost which might provide greater incentive for use by vegetable growers is suppression of soil-borne diseases in crops grown on compost-amended soils. Integrating compost into commercial vegetable production for disease suppression represents a long-term approach to enhance soil microbial activity and thereby increase system resilience to disease pressure.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Cucurbits; Cole Crops; Beets; Sweet Corn; Beans - Fresh and Dry