Technical note May update: Biofumigation to suppress pests, weeds and diseases
- Biofumigation is the suppression of soil-borne pests and pathogens by
compounds emitted from brassica green manure crops macerated and
incorporated into the soil.
- The most commonly grown biofumigant crops are Indian mustard, rocket and oil
- Biofumigant crops can also improve soil quality and soil health, leading to yield
benefits to following crops.
- Specific agronomy requirements are needed to maximise the benefits of
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