Sustainable Weed, Disease and Pest Management in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

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Abstract

As for all other crops, in MAPs as well, weeds, diseases and pests are important yield-reducing factors, which may severely curtain biomass production and, that is maybe more important, may affect several qualitative aspects of production. Research about this topic is generally lacking, for two main reasons: the first is that MAPs are generally grown on rather limited areas, and the incidence of specific pests and diseases rarely takes a relevance outside rather narrow boundaries. The second reason is that the economical importance of MAPs is much lower than that ascribed to the “major” crops, which the bigger efforts of research are addressed to. In the changing scenario of latter years, however, MAPs are taking an increasing relevance, and there is the necessity to draw proper guidelines for their cultivation technique, also including the advisable strategies for their sustainable protection.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteMedicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World
Pagine205-235
Numero di pagine31
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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NomeMEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS OF THE WORLD

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Lo Verde, G., Carrubba, A., & Salamone, A. (2015). Sustainable Weed, Disease and Pest Management in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. In Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World (pagg. 205-235). (MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS OF THE WORLD).