Can organic agriculture cope without copper for disease control?
Copper is used to control various fungal and bacterial diseases, especially in organic farming where synthetic fungicides are prohibited. The use of copper is subject to increasing regulatory restrictions in Europe due to its adverse effects on the environment. This book synthesizes the results of INRA scientific expertise on ‘alternatives’ to copper.
KeywordsAgriculture; Organic Agriculture; agronomy; environment; fruit; vegetable; phytosanitary control; plant pathology; vegetable production
Publication date and place2019