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Web URL(s):http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev.py.14.090176.002035
    Last checked: 05/25/2006
Author(s):Hardison, John R.
Author Affiliation:Agricultural research sercive, United States Department of Agriculture, and Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Title:Fire and flame for plant disease control
Source:Annual Review of Phytopathology. 1976, p. 355-379.
# of Pages:25
Publishing Information:Stanford, Calif: Annual Reviews
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Fires; Firescaping; History; Grasslands; Disease control; Prescribed burning; Crops; Seed production; Pest control; Field burning; Weed flaming; Land improvement
Abstract/Contents:Discusses "the progress that is being made in control of plant diseases by thermosanitation through application of fire and/or flame." Discusses the potential effects of open fires on different vegetation, including forests, fruit crops, ornamental plants, berries, cotton, sugarcane, and grass seed production. States that "throughout the western United States, Indians from about 50 tribes practiced intentional broadcast burning to increase the yield of seeds of wild grasses and weeds that were collected for food." Discusses other types of fire and their effects, including field flaming from oil or gas burners and charring from superheated air. Lists potential advantages of thermosanitation by fire, including "treatment with fire is inexpensive"; "treatment with fire is nonchemical; thus, it avoids pesticide residue problems"; "burning conserves energy by removing refuse, destroying pests and weeds, and allowing reseeding with rangeland seeders in a nontillage culture"; and "burning kills adult insects and eggs deposited in plant material or in the soil surface." Concludes that "control programs that integrate disease-free seed, good cultural practices, resistant varieties, and fungicides should all be coordinated where possible with application of thermosanitation that will destroy primary inoculum for maximum disease control and maximum yields."
Language:English
References:92
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Hardison, and J. R. Hardison. 1976. Fire and flame for plant disease control. Annual Review of Phytopathology. p. 355-379.
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