Chapter 10. Control of Plant Disease through Soil Solarization

  1. Professor Dale Walters
  1. Dr Abraham Gamliel1 and
  2. Professor Jaacov Katan2

Published Online: 19 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312157.ch10

Disease Control in Crops: Biological and Environmentally Friendly Approaches

Disease Control in Crops: Biological and Environmentally Friendly Approaches

How to Cite

Gamliel, A. and Katan, J. (2009) Control of Plant Disease through Soil Solarization, in Disease Control in Crops: Biological and Environmentally Friendly Approaches (ed D. Walters), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312157.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Crop & Soil Systems Research Group, Scottish Agricultural College, King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratory for Pest Management Research, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, ARO Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, 50250 Israel

  2. 2

    Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, The Hebrew University, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169479

Online ISBN: 9781444312157

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Keywords:

  • plant disease control through soil solarization;
  • soil disinfestation - effective means of controlling soil-borne pests;
  • fumigants - major tool for soil disinfestation, methyl bromide (MB);
  • soil solarization - solar heating of soil (SH);
  • mulching soil - with transparent polyethylene;
  • pathogen and weed control;
  • pathogen and disease control mechanisms;
  • foliar disease reduction in solarized soil;
  • increased growth response (IGR) of plants in solarized soil

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Principles of soil solarization

  • Pathogen and weed control

  • Mechanisms of control and plant-growth improvement

  • Integrated management

  • Modelling of soil solarization and decision-making tools

  • Improvements by intensifying soil heating

  • Implementation and application

  • Special uses of solarization

  • Solarization and the MB crisis

  • Concluding remarks

  • References