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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2347-1

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Image Number D2347-1

Some tall fescues, planted and established as a groundcover before peach tree planting, can promote growth of the trees by suppressing reproduction of some species of root-knot nematodes. Here, technician Merry Bacon holds a ruler to show that trees on the left, planted into a stand of tall fescue 18 months earlier, are taller and fuller than trees on the right (controls, planted in unfumigated soils without tall fescue groundcover).


Photo by Andy Nyczepir.

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Last Modified: 10/26/2011
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