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Anticipating and responding to pest and disease risks
Adapting to Change in the Andean Highlands: Practices and Strategies to Address Climate and Market Risks in Vulnerable Agro-ecosystems (SANREM CRSP LTRA 4) is focused on identifying the consequences of climate change for ...
Do bacterial and fungal communities in soils of the Bolivian Altiplano change under shorter fallow periods?
Leaving fields fallow can improve soil fertility, but there is limited information on the effect of fallowing on soil microbiology. This article presents a study of soil fungal and bacterial properties in fallowed land in ...
Pyrosequencing to determine the influence of fallow period on soil microbial communities in the Bolivian Highlands
This poster addresses the shortened fallow periods in the Bolivian highlands, which result from the desire to increase short-term crop yields. Researchers conducted a study using 454-pyrosequencing techniques to characterize ...
Introduction to SANREM Cross Cutting Research Activities
(Blacksburg, VA: Office of International Research, Education and Development, Virginia Tech, 2009)
Soil metagenomics and tropical soil productivity
(Blacksburg, VA: Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech, 2009)
This presentation summarizes research in the soil metagenomics cross cutting research activity. Soil metagenomics studies soil microbial communities as contributors to soil health.C
Climate change in the high Andes: Implications and adaptation strategies for small-scale farmers
(Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing LLC, 2010)
This article describes the effect of climate change on agriculture in the highland Andes area of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Small-scale farmers in the past have adopted techniques that have helped them adapt to changing ...
Applied biodiversity science: Managing emerging diseases in agriculture and linked natural systems using ecological principles
(Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008)
Pathogen reproduction tends to be host-frequency dependent, so that disease may be more problematic when particular crop species or genotypes are very common. Nonetheless, production agriculture is dominated by extensive ...
Climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem services: The view from Plant Pathology
An explanatory presentation to explain how climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem services interact with plant diseases. Various diseases are explained as a consequence of biodiversity interactions. How the SANREM ...
Climate and the risk of pests and disease
This presentation discusses major pest and disease problems in the Andean Altiplano and their shifting incidence in connection with climate change. The specific focus is on the potato weevil and tuber moth. Results were ...
Climate change and plant disease risk in South America
(National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2008)