3. Pest and Disease Management in Organic Farming: Implications and Inspirations for Plant Breeding

  1. Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren5,6 and
  2. James R. Myers7
  1. Thomas F. Döring1,
  2. Marco Pautasso2,3,
  3. Martin S. Wolfe1 and
  4. Maria R. Finckh4

Published Online: 16 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch3

Organic Crop Breeding

Organic Crop Breeding

How to Cite

Döring, T. F., Pautasso, M., Wolfe, M. S. and Finckh, M. R. (2012) Pest and Disease Management in Organic Farming: Implications and Inspirations for Plant Breeding, in Organic Crop Breeding (eds E. T. Lammerts van Bueren and J. R. Myers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Louis Bolk Institute, Driebergen, The Netherlands

  2. 6

    Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  3. 7

    Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, UK

  2. 2

    Center for Synthesis and Analysis on Biodiversity, French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity. Montpellier Cedex, France

  3. 3

    Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

  4. 4

    Ecological Plant Protection Group, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470958582

Online ISBN: 9781119945932



  • pest and disease management;
  • plant breeding, implications;
  • monoculture, form of perturbation;
  • single host genotype, pathogen exposure;
  • dynamic and unstable equilibria, host/pathogen;
  • plant protection in organic farming;
  • enhancing plant diversity;
  • breeding goals;
  • plant breeding approaches, targeting pests;
  • plant diversity, for resilient systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Plant Protection in Organic Farming

  • Key Target Areas of Plant Breeding for Organic Plant Protection

  • Breeding Goals for Ecological Plant Protection

  • Plant Breeding Approaches Directly Targeting Pests or Diseases

  • Plant Breeding Approaches with Indirect Effects on Plant Health

  • Discussion and Conclusions

  • References