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Research Project: Impact of Residue Biochemical Quality on Soil Disinfestation

Location: Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research

Project Number: 6034-22000-046-018-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2023
End Date: Aug 31, 2028

The objective of the proposed research is to determine the composition of cover crops that are suitable candidates for use as carbon sources for anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD).

Cooperative greenhouse and laboratory trials will be conducted to determine if the carbon:nitrogen ratio, labile carbon fraction, and percent lignification of potential ASD carbon source cover crops influences the level of anaerobicity achieved and pathogen suppression.