Project Number: 6034-22000-046-009-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2020
End Date: Aug 31, 2024
Conduct field trials evaluating multiple organic amendments as components of anaerobic soil disinfestation targeting the charcoal rot pathogen, Macrophomina phaseolina that is widespread in Florida strawberry production areas.
Replicated field trials will be conducted comparing a standard approach to anaerobic soil disinfestation using composted broiler litter and molasses to alternative carbon and nitrogen amendments and determine the impact of these inputs on pathogen control.