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Strategies in Orchid Health Maintenance

  • Jiunn-Feng Su
  • Shu-Pei Chen
  • Ting-Fang Hsieh
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Abstract

In modern agricultural sector, orchid industry is one of the high value-added production systems. To produce healthy orchid plants is the best policy in commercial cultivation system; growers must learn how to create environmental conditions that are suitable for growth of orchid plants with minimum risks of outbreaks of orchid diseases and pests. Effective methods for quick diagnosis, identification, and forecasting of pests and diseases are critical and fundamental. This article is to present an overview of management strategies for problems of diseases and pests that are common in commercial production of orchids. Three major steps of management orchid diseases and pests will be discussed, including periodic inspection for pest problems, the use of clean and healthy seedlings, and effective methods for management of orchid greenhouses.

Key words

Orchid Plant disease Plant pest Greenhouse management Periodic inspection Clean and healthy seedlings Integrated pest management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Pathology DivisionTaiwan Agricultural Research InstituteTaichungRepublic of China
  2. 2.Applied Zoology DivisionTaiwan Agricultural Research InstituteTaichungRepublic of China
  3. 3.Floriculture Research CenterTaiwan Agricultural Research InstituteGuKeng, YunlinRepublic of China

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