Pathogen & Nematode Management

Pathogens, those infectious organisms that reduce crop yield and/or quality, must be managed to reduce the damage they cause to levels that do not affect farmers’ profitability, but with an eye to maintaining environmental and human health. Alternatives to pesticides, better use of pesticides, and use of better pesticides (less toxic, targeted specifically to pest, lower effective rates, etc.) are all options to increase sustainability.

Featured Publications

Disease Management for Wheat and Barley (PDF)

Kirby, E., T. Paulitz, T. Murray, K. Schroeder, X. Chen. 2017. Chapter 10 In Yorgey, G. and C. Kruger, eds. Advances in Dryland Production Systems in the Pacific Northwest. Washington State University Extension, Pullman, WA.

Mustard Green Manures

On-farm research has been conducted since 1999 to determine the benefits of mustard green manures and to improve their effectiveness. They are being used in irrigated regions of Eastern Washington to improve soil quality, control wind erosion, and manage soilborne pests.

Additional Publications

WSU Integrated Pest Management

WSU Entomology IPM website. Links to information on statewide IPM activities in Washington including crops, turf, garden, school grounds, and riparian buffers.

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