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Compendium of stone fruit diseases.
A compendium of stone fruit diseases is presented, intended for teachers and students, of fruit diseases and their treatments. Expand
Orchard floor management practices that maintain vegetative or biomass groundcover stimulate soil microbial activity and alter soil microbial community composition
The effects of GMS on soil microbial community abundance, activity, and composition were associated with observed differences in soil organic matter inputs and turnover, nutrient availability, and apple tree growth and yields under the different GMS treatments. Expand
Influence of Irrigation and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora on Plant-parasitic Nematodes in Turf.
Daily irrigated, 80% pan replacement, and nonirrigated field plots of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) were inoculated with a mixture of Steinernema carpocapsae (All strain) and Heterorhabditis… Expand
Orchard Floor and Nitrogen Management Influences Soil and Water Quality and Tart Cherry Yields
Designing and implementing more productive, nutrient-efficient, and environmentally sound orchard management systems requires a better understanding of plant and soil responses to more biologically… Expand
Determining nematode population responses to control agents
Plant and soil nematodes: societal impact and focus for the future.
The safety and sustainability of U.S. food and fiber production depends on public and administrative understanding of the importance of nematodes, the drastic effects of Nematodes on many agricultural and horticultural crops, and the current research priorities of nem atology. Expand
Soybean Cyst Nematode Reproduction in the North Central United States.
An experiment was conducted in Heterodera glycines-infested fields in 40 north central U.S. environments (21 sites in 1994 and 19 sites in 1995) to assess reproduction of this nematode. Two resistant… Expand
Production of Prenuclear Minitubers of Potato with Peat‐Based Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Inoculum
A peat-based medium containing the mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradix was tested in a commercial minituber greenhouse production facility and effects may indicate the presence of a hormonally mediated plant response to the myCorrhizae that results in more uniform stolon growth and an increase in tuber initiation. Expand
Soil properties under different orchard floor management systems for organic apple production
- R. Zoppolo, D. Stefanelli, G. Bird, R. Perry
- Environmental Science
- Organic Agriculture
- 13 December 2011
Orchard floor management impacts soil conditions and thus tree performance. This research was initiated to investigate the effects of alternative orchard floor management systems compatible with… Expand