A Novel Strategy for Soil-borne Disease Management: Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) Webinar

Organic Agriculture April 28, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

 

 

About the Webinar

The webinar will present information about a novel non-chemical approach to soil borne disease management, called anaerobic soil disinfestation. We will discuss data obtained from studies applying this technique to strawberry production in California and vegetable production in Florida.

About the Presenters

Dr. Carol Shennan is a Professor of Agroecology at the Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on nutrient cycling and ecological pest management in agroecosystems, and sustainability of socio-ecological systems in both developed and developing countries.

Dr. David Butler is an Assistant Professor of Organic, Sustainable, and Alternative Crop Production in the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on developing management practices that increase sustainability of crop production systems in the southeastern U.S.

Collaborators Joji Muramoto, UC Santa Cruz, Maren Mochizuki, University of California Cooperative Extension, and Erin Rosskopf, USDA-ARS join the question and answer session following the presentation.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.