Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
2013 Annual Report
In the large-scale caladium demonstration, anaerobic soil disinfestations (ASD) was conducted on raised beds with opaque film rather than with a solarization period. There was a one-day delay between the application of the amendments and soil saturation. Based on the grower yield data, ASD plots yielded approximately 50.5% of those treated with methyl bromide. In the second demonstration trial, a single plastic application was made in one lateral using clear solarization film and a white/black opaque film in the second lateral. The crop, Colocasia esculenta did poorly produced on clear plastic, but grew as well in the opaque film as in the adjacent fumigated block.