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Research Project: Organic Amendment Effects on Strawberry Pathogens

Location: Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research

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.