Pest Control Alternatives, South CarolinaEntry ID: USDA0550
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
Quality Standard Scientific Protocols.
Access Constraints Contact the data center.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Available in hard copy publications
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ddct at clemson.edu
Clemson University Department of Horticulture
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29634-0375
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.
Decoteau, D.R. and Graham, H.A. 1995. Development of a plastic
mulch system that changes color in the field. HortScience
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-23