Category Archives: Biofumigation

Biofumigant mustard

Biofumigation is the suppression of various soil borne pests and diseases by naturally occurring compounds. Certain plants, including mustards, produce isothiocyanate (ITC), a natural gas, released from plant tissues. It is believed that this mechanism was originally developed by the plant as a defence against sucking and chewing insects, but over time many of the […]

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