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Is durum wheat-winter pea intercropping efficient to reduce pests and diseases ?

Bedoussac, Laurent and Matura, Maud and Dehant, Emilie and Hemptinne, Jean-Louis and Justes, Eric Is durum wheat-winter pea intercropping efficient to reduce pests and diseases ? (2008) In: 10th Congress of European Society for Agronomy, 15-19 September 2008, Bologna, Italy .

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Intercropping (IC) is known as an agricultural practice which can improve the use of environmental resources (light, nutrients and water) resulting in yield advantages compared to sole cropping (SC) (Willey, 1979) particularly in low input systems. But, diseases ands pests can strongly affect both yield and grain quality in such systems. Now, numerous studies have shown significant reductions in harmful insects and on diseases in IC compared to SC of the same species (Vandermeer, 1989; Kinane and Lyngkjaer, 2002) even if others studies did not confirmed these foundings. The aim of our study was to evaluate the assumption that IC can reduce pea pests (green aphids and weevils), pea ascochyta and main durum wheat diseases (mildew, brown rust, fusarium and septoria).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Formation de l'Enseignement Agricole - ENSFEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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