Pest Control Alternatives, South Carolina
Entry ID: USDA0550

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Summary
Abstract: The purpose of "Pest Control Alternatives, South Carolina" is to
aid in the development and evaluation of microbial pest control agents (MPCA)
for control of plant pathogens and insect pests of vegetables; determination of
the efficacy of innovative cultural practices for vegetable production systems
in South Carolina; assessment of the role of indigenous predators, parasites,
and pathogens in controlling insect pests; the determination of environmental
and biological factors that influence the abundance and distribution of these
indigenous beneficials; and the consideration of the presence of natural
enemies, as well as pests, in management decisions; and the transfer of new
technology to user groups.

Collection Organization: Clemson University

Collection Methodology: Isolate and characterize new naturally-occurring
microorganisms and determine their potential for biological control. Test the
efficacy and determine optimum use patterns for newly isolated and commercially
available microbial pest control agents (MPCA) under field conditions. Evaluate
new innovative production systems that attempt to utilize or modify
environmental variables in the cropping system to control insects and diseases.
Compare organic gardening systems in vegetable crop production that emphasize
microbial control agents and limited chemical inputs to systems that utilize
traditional chemical control methods. Evaluate innovative production systems
that attempt to utilize or modify environmental variables in the cropping
system to control insects and diseases. Determine the potential of soil
solarization to suppress plant pathogens (including nematodes) and weeds.

Collection Frequency: Ongoing research.

Update Characteristics: N/A

Geographic Coverage
 N: 35.0 S: 32.0  E: -78.0  W: -84.0

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >PLANT DISEASES/DISORDERS/PESTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOOD SCIENCE >FOOD CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOOD SCIENCE >FOOD STORAGE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >VEGETABLE PRODUCTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
ECONOMY


Quality
Standard Scientific Protocols.


Access Constraints
Contact the data center.


Keywords
AGRICULTURAL CULTURAL PRACTICES
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
BIOCONTROL
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production > Crop Yields
Environmental Protection > Biota > Animals
Human And Environmental Health > Human Diseases > Bacterial Diseases
CROP PRODUCTION
INDIGENOUS PREDATORS
MICROBIAL PEST CONTROL
PEST CONTROL
PLANT PATHOGENS
SOIL SOLARIZATION
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
VEGETABLE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
CU


Data Center
Horticulture Department, Clemson University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.clemson.edu/hort/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DENNIS R. DECOTEAU
Phone: 803-656-4951
Fax: 803-654-7051
Email: ddct at clemson.edu
Contact Address:
Clemson University
Department of Horticulture
City: CLemson
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29634-0375
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Available in hard copy publications


Personnel
DENNIS R. DECOTEAU
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 803-656-4951
Fax: 803-654-7051
Email: ddct at clemson.edu
Contact Address:
Clemson University
Department of Horticulture
City: CLemson
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29634-0375
Country: USA


Publications/References
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES:

Keinath, A.P. 1995. Reductions in inoculum density of
Rhizoctonia solani and control of belly rot on picking cucumber
with soil solarization. Plant Dis. 79:1213-1219.

Keinath, A.P. 1995. Fungicide timing for optimum management of
gummy stem blightepidemics on watermelon. Plant Dis. 79:354-358.

Keinath, A.P., Farnham, M.W. and Zitter, T.A. 1995.
Morphological, pathological, and genetic differentiation of
Didymella bryoniae and Phoma spp. isolated from cucbrits.
Phytopathology 85: 364-369.

Fortnum, B.A., Decoteau, D.R., Kasperbauer, M.J., and Bridges,
W. 1995. Wavelengthselective mulches affect Rott-knot of tomato.
Phytopath. 85:312-.

Decoteau, D.R. and Graham, H.A. 1995. Development of a plastic
mulch system that changes color in the field. HortScience
30:265-269.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-23

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