Identifying Effective Disease Management Products for Organic Growers Webinar on Demand

Effectively managing diseases is one of the biggest challenges facing organic vegetable growers. A wide range of biologically based products are now available on the market that claim to boost crop growth and help plants withstand many plant diseases. However, there are few independent, scientifically-based studies to validate the efficacy of some of these products, and instructions detailing how and when to apply these products to achieve the best results are unclear. In this webinar, participants describe the different types of products available in the marketplace today, provide an overview of recent studies evaluating their efficacy, and discuss strategies for identifying the most effective products and application practices. This webinar was organized by the NIFA OREI funded Tomato Organic Management and Improvement project.

This webinar was recorded on March 30, 2017. Presenters are Giuseppe Colla of Tuscia University in Viterbo Italy, Mariateresa Cardarelli at the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Rome, Italy, and Dan Egel and Lori Hoagland of Purdue University.