Now looking back at the 2003 growing season, who would have thought that it would turn out the way it did? I think that we all got challenged in many unexpected ways and we definitely learned a lot. One thing for sure, many do often underestimate "mother nature" but after the 2003 growing season, I think that we all can agree that no management practice can match "her" power. Another thing that we learned was that different seasons have different pests and pathogens. The interactions between a host, the environment, and a pathogen or pest couldn't have been clearer than in 2003.
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Pedersen, Palle, "Looking back at the 2003 growing season" (2003). Integrated Crop Management News. 1686.
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