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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: METHODS TO FACILITATE THE ADOPTION OF ALTERNATIVES TO METHYL BROMIDE SOIL FUMIGATION BY CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY GROWERS Project Number: 5350-22000-017-29
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 25, 2011
End Date: Sep 24, 2012

Objective:
1) Evaluate methods to produce strawberry using the raised bed trough system. Work proposed here is focused on methods of disinfestation for the soil and substrate including fumigant and nonfumigant methods. We will also monitor substrate nutrient status. 2. Evaluate and demonstrate combinations of heat, fumigants and mustard meal or soil disinfestation.

Approach:
The capacity of multiple non-fumigant technologies to control soilborne pathogens of strawberry will be assessed in field. Characteristics of the pathogen populations resident to field sites will be evaluated using trational and molecular-based methods.

Last Modified: 11/23/2014
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