Effects of landscape and region on pests and pathogens in Brassica vegetables and oilseed rape
Abstract: Pests and pathogens of Brassica vegetables and oilseed rape are mainly managed at a field level. Management of pest insects at a farm level is only suitable for farmers owning compact areas of land, which is not the case in many central European areas. This paper discusses the effects of landscape and region on pests and pathogens in Brassica crops. Topics covered include pest and disease dispersal and persistence, regional races or biotypes, new pests and pathogens, insecticide resistance, conservation biocontrol and monitoring and forecasting.