Re: effects of compost? (fwd)
Steve Diver (email@example.com)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 09:59:37 -0600 (CST)
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 21:44:38 -0800
> From: "Bruce T. Bowman" <email@example.com>
> Organization: The University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. Canada
> Subject: Re: effects of compost?
> I would invite you to visit our Web Sites at:
> Canada-Ontario Agriculture Green Plan
> This Federal-Provincial program is designed to promote the development
> of sustainable agricultural practices in the Province of Ontario.
> Pest Management Research Centre, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
> Pest Management Research Centre (PMRC), is part of Research
> Branch, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada located in London, Ontario.
> When in our Green Plan Site, CHOOSE the RESEARCH program on the Home Page,
> then select Project Summaries - Select #1.10
> Here is the summary:
> 1.10 Assessment of the influence of manures for the control of soilborne
> pests including nematodes, fungi and bacteria.
> Contractor: Dr. George Lazarovits, Pest Management Research Centre,
> Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1391 Sandford St, London, ONT,
> Canada, N5V 4T3
> Objectives: The objective of this study is to assess the potential use
> of manures and related organic materials for reducing plant diseases
> caused by soilborne pests.
> Expected Outputs:
> 1.To conduct an initial survey of a variety of manures (animal, poultry)
> from a various sources and in various stages of decomposition to determine
> whether these materials exhibit an ability to suppress Verticillium;
> 2.To produce quantitative data as to the capacity of the "active"
> manures from various sources for reducing the survival of Verticillium
> and therefore controlling disease;
> 3.To monitor changes in populations of beneficial microbes in the various
> types of manures;
> 4.To identify factors which may influence disease control efficacy,
> such as: the source of the manure, rates of application, procedures used
> for composting, effect of soil type, etc.
> Treatments found effective in the laboratory will be field tested in
> microplots and on farm locations growing potato and tomato crops. Field
> observation will measure pathology, soil microbiology and agronomic
> changes in the crop plants tested. Information as to the appropriate
> methods of application of manures for disease control will be generated.
> You can reach Dr. Lazarovits at: Lazarovitsg@em.agr.ca
> You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Good Luck
> Bruce Bowman