Tillage increases plant diseases
AuthorC. E. Yarwood
Author AffiliationsC. E. Yarwood is Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Berkeley.
Hilgardia 23(3):4-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n03p4. March 1969.
Tillage practices have contributed greatly to increasing crop production. However, speculation and controversy have surrounded such practices as to the question of whether tillage increases or decrease: the incidence of disease in the growing crop. This study substantiates recent investigations indicating that tillage does, in fact, generally increase the incidence of plant diseases.
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