Disease-suppressive crops work in multiple ways: by not being a crop host to the disease, by actively lowering pathogen levels, and by boosting soil health so the overall growing environment is more resilient to disease.
So says the folks at Potatoes in Canada who are running the magazine’s regular podcast series.
Robert Larkin, USDA-ARS research plant pathologist, joins Potatoes in Canada for this podcast to discuss the different ways crops can lower disease pressure, what farmers in Maine are doing, and all about soil health more broadly.
You can listen to the podcast by visiting the Potatoes in Canada website here, where you will also find links to other ways of listening.
Source: Potatoes in Canada