Traditional agriculture has utilized flooding extensively for the management of plant pathogens. For example, the paddy rice system, in addition to its various agronomic benefits, has an important role in reducing the importance of soilborne diseases. Where feasible, flooding should be recommended as a possible plant disease management practice.
Weeding a flooded rice paddy by hand
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More traditional agricultural methods :
| Mulching |
| Slash/Mulch | Frijol Tapado / Web Blight |
| Manipulating Shade | Burning | Flooding |
| Multiple Cropping | Using Organic Amendments |
| Rotations | Fallow | Raised Beds |
| Crop Diversity | Storage Practices |
| Multistory Systems |
Comments and suggestions welcomed ...