Rhizoctonia in agriculture: sustainable prevention and integrated control techniques

Rhizoctonia is a common soil fungus that can affect various crops and lead to root and stem rot. This fungus can lead to serious yield losses and quality problems in crops, making it a major challenge for the agricultural sector.


One of the most effective ways to prevent Rhizoctonia is to adopt sustainable agricultural practices. Improving soil health and soil biodiversity can, for example, contribute to better resistance to diseases and pests. The use of organic fertilizer and compost can improve soil fertility. In addition, it can promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms, which in turn can suppress pathogens. Sowing different crops in a rotation can also contribute to soil biodiversity and reduce the spread of disease.

It is also important to manage irrigation to optimize soil moisture. This can reduce the risk of Rhizoctonia. The use of Integrated Soil Moisture Management (GIP) techniques such as reducing irrigation intensity, timing and improving soil structure can help maintain soil moisture levels and limit fungal growth.

Control strategy for Rhizoctoni

To develop an effective control strategy for Rhizoctonia, it is important to adopt an integrated approach. Integrated pest and disease management (IPM) combines several approaches. Including biological, cultural, and physical methods to reduce the spread of disease. By applying IPM, the crops can be protected against Rhizoctonia and other diseases in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

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In conclusion, Rhizoctonia is an important problem for the agricultural sector. It is essential to apply integrated methods to combat this fungus. Adopting sustainable agricultural practices such as improving soil health and using biological resources can be an effective strategy to prevent and control Rhizoctonia and other diseases.

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