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Trophobiosis Theory: A Pest Starves on a Healthy Plant

Paull, John

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Trophobiosis Theory is a thesis proposed by Francis Chaboussou, an agronomist of the France’s National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), in “Healthy Crops: A New Agricultural Revolution”. After two decades, this important book is finally available in English. Trophobiosis has been characterised by the former Minister for the Environment in Brazil, Jose Lutzenberger, as: “a pest starves on a healthy plant” (1995). The essence of Trophiobiosis theory is that pests shun healthy plants,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPaull, John
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-05T06:10:04Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:40:48Z
dc.date.available2009-05-05T06:10:04Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:40:48Z
dc.identifier.citationPaull, John (2008) Trophobiosis Theory: A Pest Starves on a Healthy Plant. Journal of Biodynamic Agriculture Australia (76):51-54
dc.identifier.issn2202-4123
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/48008
dc.description.abstractTrophobiosis Theory is a thesis proposed by Francis Chaboussou, an agronomist of the France’s National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), in “Healthy Crops: A New Agricultural Revolution”. After two decades, this important book is finally available in English. Trophobiosis has been characterised by the former Minister for the Environment in Brazil, Jose Lutzenberger, as: “a pest starves on a healthy plant” (1995). The essence of Trophiobiosis theory is that pests shun healthy plants, pesticides weaken plants, and weakened plants are more open to pests and disease, and hence pesticides precipitate pest attack and disease susceptibility and thus induce a cycle of further pesticide use.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBiodynamic Agriculture Australia
dc.sourceNews Leaf: Journal of Biodynamic Agriculture Australia
dc.source.urihttp://biodynamics.net.au/news-leaf/
dc.subjecttrophobiosis theory
dc.subjectplant health
dc.subjecthealthy plants
dc.subjectorganic farming
dc.subjectorganic agriculture
dc.subjectpests
dc.subjectpesticides
dc.subjectherbicides
dc.subjectside effects
dc.subjectFrancis Chaboussou
dc.subjecttrophikos
dc.subjectNational Institute of Agricultural Research
dc.subjectINRA
dc.subjectFrance
dc.titleTrophobiosis Theory: A Pest Starves on a Healthy Plant
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.issued2008
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
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