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 March 05 2019

For the past 50 years, the “intensive and chemical-farming” cultural methods have been detrimental to soil health and water quality, leading to an increase in plant disease and other pest problems. Soil-borne diseases are one of the important factors which lead to low yields of agro-products. Most of the soil-borne pathogens are difficult to control by conventional strategies such as the use of resistant cultivars and synthetic pesticides. Soil application of fungicides is expensive and can be harmful to non-target microflora.
Biological control has become a critical component of plant disease management and provides a unique opportunity for crop protection. To understand the enabling capacity in production and application of bio-pesticides and bio-fertilizers for soil-borne disease control, FFTC and the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) have collaborated to organize the international workshop which will be held from May 7-8 at the VAAS Center, Hanoi, Vietnam.