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Soil Solarization - Jaacov Katan

Hardcover Published: 24th October 1991
ISBN: 9780849368684
Number Of Pages: 267

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Soil Solarization describes the principles and technology of soil solarization and the use of soil solarization for different crops and cropping systems. The book evaluates and interprets the extensive amount of literature available on soil solarization in relation to climatic effects and changes in populations of soil-borne microorganisms and weeds. It also compares the advantages and disadvantages of soil solarization with other methods of soil disinfestation, such as soil steaming and fumigation.
Soil Solarization explores the effects of soil solarization, covering such points as biological control, changes in soil chemistry involving mineral elements, as well as other changes, such as soil salinity and soil structure. It is suitable for solarizers, researchers working with soil-borne pathogens and soil microbiology, plant protection experts, and other plant researchers and extension specialists.

Soil Solarization as a Control Method: An Introductionp. 1
Population Dynamics of Plant Pathogens and Associated Organisms in Soil in Relation to Infectious Inoculump. 3
Soil Solarization: Historical Perspectives, Principles, and Usesp. 23
Soil Solarization: Pathogen and Disease Control and Increases in Crop Yield and Quality: Short-and Long-Term Effects and Integrated Controlp. 39
Management of Phytoparasitic Nematodes by Soil Solarizationp. 51
Weed Control By Solarizationp. 61
Mechanisms: Physical, Microbial, and Chemical Changes in the Solarized Soil: An Introductionp. 73
Physical Principles of Solar Heating of Soils by Plastic Mulching in Field and in Glasshouses and Simulation Modelsp. 75
Mechanisms of Pathogen Control in Solarized Soilsp. 87
Chemical, Physical, and Microbial Changes Related to Plant Growth in Disinfected Soilp. 103
Pesticide Behavior in Solarized and Disinfected Soilsp. 131
Technology and Application: An Introductionp. 139
Plastic Chemistry and Technology as Related to Plasticulture and Solar Heating of Soilp. 141
The Technology of Soil Solarizationp. 159
Economic Evaluation of Soil Solarization and Disinfestationp. 171
Implementation of Soil Solarization in Different Cropping Systems: An Introductionp. 191
Soil Solarization in Israelp. 193
Soil Solarization in Greecep. 205
Soil Solarization in Japanp. 215
Soil Solarization in Southern European Countries, with Emphasis on Soilborne Disease Control of Protected Cropsp. 227
Solarization of Soil and Agricultural Materials in Morocco for Control of Verticillium Wilt and Didymella Stem Canker in Tomatop. 237
Soil Solarization in the Imperial Valley of Californiap. 245
Epiloguep. 257
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780849368684
ISBN-10: 0849368685
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 24th October 1991
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1

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