Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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Meeting the challenge of disease management in perennial grain cropping systems

Author: C.M. Cox, K.A. Garrett, W.W. Bockus

Publication: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, Volume 20(1), March 2005, pp. 15-24.

Perennial grain production will likely present unique challenges for managing diseases that affect the productivity and longevity of crops being considered. Typical cultural practices effective at reducing soil- and residue-borne pathogens, such as annual crop rotations, delayed fall planting, and tillage, are not feasible in perennial systems.

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