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Representation of Potato Virus Y control strategies in current and past extension literature

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
Knowledge management
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.
ID Code:19778
Deposited On:01 Dec 2011 11:37
Last Modified:11 Jun 2021 07:49
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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