Management of plant health risks associated with processing of plant-based wastes: a review
Noble, Ralph, Elphinstone, J. G., Sansford, C. E., Budge, G. E. and Henry, C. M. (2009) Management of plant health risks associated with processing of plant-based wastes: a review. Bioresource Technology, Vol.100 (No.14). pp. 3431-3446. ISSN 0960-8524Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2009.01.052
The rise in international trade of plants and plant products has increased the risk of introduction and spread of plant pathogens and pests. in addition, new risks are arising from the implementation of more environmentally friendly methods of biodegradable waste disposal, such as composting and anaerobic digestion. As these disposal methods do not involve sterilisation, there is good evidence that certain plant pathogens and pests can survive these processes. The temperature/time profile of the disposal process is the most significant and easily defined factor in controlling plant pathogens and pests. In this review, the current evidence for temperature/time effects on plant pathogens and pests is summarised. The advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect process validation for the verification of composting processes, to determine their efficacy in destroying plant pathogens and pests in biowaste, are discussed. The availability of detection technology and its appropriateness for assessing the survival of quarantine organisms is also reviewed. Crown Copyright (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Warwick HRI (2004-2010)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Bioresource Technology|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 3431-3446|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||UK Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)|
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