Posted on

ARS | Publication request: Control of Soilborne Potato Diseases Using Brassica Green Manures

We are going to plow down our Buckwheat cover crop this afternoon, and then plant Rapeseed. here is the research below:

Brassica species and related plants produce sulfur
compounds which break down in soil to produce volatile compounds that
are toxic to many soil organisms in a process called biofumigation.
Several Brassica crops used in crop rotations and as green manures have
been associated with reductions in soilborne pests and pathogens.
Selected Brassica crops, including canola, rape, oilseed radish,
turnip, yellow mustard, and Indian mustard, were evaluated for control
of various soilborne potato pathogens and diseases in culture,
greenhouse trials, and field trials on commercial potato farms.
Brassica crops inhibited growth of a variety of soilborne pathogens of
potato,

ARS | Publication request: Control of Soilborne Potato Diseases Using Brassica Green Manures

Brassica species and related plants produce sulfur compounds which break down in soil to produce volatile compounds that are toxic to many soil organisms in a process called biofumigation. Several Brassica crops used in crop rotations and as green manures …


Source