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Summa Phytopathologica

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REIS, Erlei Melo; CASA, Ricardo Trezzi  and  BIANCHIN, Vânia. Control of plant disease by crop rotation. Summa phytopathol. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.3, pp.85-91. ISSN 0100-5405.

This review deals with the importance of the selection and use of cultural practices and their reflex in plant disease intensity. Basic concepts related to the subject and crop rotation and monoculture are presented. Principles fundaments are discussed in addition to, the potential use of crop rotation integrated disease management. The consequences of plant pathogens nutrition, biological events in crop residues, characteristics of phytopathogens potentially controlled and not controlled by rotation are also dealt.

Keywords : cultural practices; integrated disease management; plant pathogens nutrition; survival.

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