Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
Project Number: 6034-22000-040-07
Start Date: Oct 01, 2012
End Date: Jul 22, 2013
For Phase 1, only drip applications will be evaluated. Each site (strawberry, pepper, and cut-flower) will consist of 3 treatments; 2 rates of ally isothiocyanate (AITC) and the growers alternative fumigant standard. Each plot will be a single row 100 ft in length. Plots will be replicated 4 times and arranged in a randomized complete block design (1,200 linear ft of row total). Bi-weekly assessments of weed populations will be made at each site. Soil nematode populations will be assessed pre-plant, at mid-crop, and harvest. Yield data will be collected. For phase 2 (pepper only) two additional shank applications will be included and additional data on AITC persistence in soil will be collected.