Management of plant health risks associated with processing of plant-based wastes: A review
Noble, Ralph, Elphinstone, John 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.10 (No.14). pp. 3431-3446. ISSN 0960-8524
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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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > SB Plant culture|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Warwick HRI (2004-2010)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Agricultural wastes -- Recycling, Plant quarantine, Pathogens, Compost plants, Plant health|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Bioresource Technology|
|Official Date:||July 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 3431-3446|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Great Britain. Dept. for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)|
|Grant number:||PH0402 (DEFRA)|
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