Definition of scientific terms


Biofumigation is a term originally coined to describe the suppression of plant pests and diseases by biocidal products

Source: J. Kirkegaard, 2009. Biofumigation for plant disease control – from fundamentals to the farming system. In: D. Walters (ed.). Disease Control in Crops: Biological and Environmentally Friendly Approaches. Wiley-Blackwell, UK.


Soil health
Soil health is the continued capacity of the soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans

Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service – USDA-NRCS, 2012; Soil Renaissance, 2014.