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Research Project: Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops

Location: Southern Horticultural Research

Title: Well Water Can Be Free of Phytophthora species.

Author
item Copes, Warren
item YANG, XIAO - Virginia Polytechnic Institution & State University
item HONG, CHUANXUE - Virginia Polytechnic Institution & State University

Submitted to: SCRI Project Fact Sheet Pathogen Mitigation Series
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/16/2015
Publication Date: 12/1/2015
Citation: Copes, W.E., Yang, X., Hong, C. 2015. Well Water Can Be Free of Phytophthora species.. SCRI Project Fact Sheet Pathogen Mitigation Series.#5.

Interpretive Summary: Wells provide a water source free of Phytophthora species, therefore can be used to water high value plant selections or selections more susceptible to these pathogens. However, water quality still needs to be measured, so good decisions can be made about usage on plants. If well water is used to fill ponds, consider building a separate pond filled solely by wells and rainfall, and no run-off water.

Technical Abstract: Wells provide a water source free of Phytophthora species, therefore can be used to water high value plant selections or selections more susceptible to these pathogens. However, water quality still needs to be measured, so good decisions can be made about usage on plants. If well water is used to fill ponds, consider building a separate pond filled solely by wells and rainfall, and no run-off water.