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Research Project: BIOCONTROL AGENT PRODUCTION AND DEPLOYMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF PLANT PATHOGENS

Location: Crop Bioprotection Research

Title: Characterizing the Soil Ecology of Red Raspberry Produced under Different Production Regimes

Author
item Dunlap, Christopher

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/2/2015
Publication Date: 12/3/2015
Citation: Dunlap, C.A. 2015. Characterizing the Soil Ecology of Red Raspberry Produced under Different Production Regimes. Meeting Abstract. ..

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Soil and rhizosphere ecology play important roles in plant health and development. Using culture-independent microbial community profiling, we investigated the effects of fertilizer (composted dairy solids + mustard seed meal) on fungal communities in soil and endophytic in a raspberry production system. The results show significant differences in the populations of a variety of bacterial and fungal microbes, based on sampling time and treatment conditions. Understanding these systems will provide insights into how soil microbial ecology impacts soil pathogens and their subsequent impact on plant health. The ultimate goal is manage microbial ecology to promote beneficial microbe and suppress plant pathogens.