Döring, Thomas F.; Schrader, Joachim and Schüler, Christian (2006) Representation of Potato Virus Y control strategies in current and past extension literature. Potato Research, 49, pp. 225-239.
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The aphid-vectored Potato virus Y (PVY) is currently seen as an important limiting factor in the production of potatoes in many countries. Using a contentanalysis approach, we investigated the German extension literature for recommendations regarding the control of PVY. Media included articles from periodicals addressing farmers and agricultural textbooks published in the last five decades (1955–2004). In the current literature (1995–2004), the clearly dominating strategy was found to be insecticidal control, although this strategy has been subject to some criticism in the scientific literature. Over the last five decades we also found a strongly increasing representation of insecticidal strategies. Furthermore, over this period of time, information diversity, measured as the number of different strategies proposed per article or per textbook, decreased consistently.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Keywords:||Aphid, Insecticide, Knowledge transfer, PVY, Vector|
|Subjects:|| Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection|
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Root crops
|Research affiliation:|| Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Ecological Plant Protection|
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Organic Farming and Cropping
|Deposited By:||Döring, Dr Thomas F.|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2011 11:37|
|Last Modified:||01 Dec 2011 11:37|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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