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Uncommonly Challenging Common Scabs
Potato producers worldwide face challenges with control of common scab, a disease caused by soil borne bacteria that reduces crop quality and, at times, yield. Potato tubers with extensive scab lesions are often unmarketable and are typically rejected across multiple markets including fresh, seed, and processing.
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The Importance of Soil Fumigation: Southeast Vegetables
Tomato, pepper, squash, cucumber, cantaloupe, watermelon and cabbage are grown in the Southeast in open fields on raised beds covered with plastic tarps. Production is dependent on the use of fumigants. Because of the climate, growers have the ability to produce multiple crops from a single fumigation and tarping.
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Spudman - Chloropicrin's potential
Chloropicrin may cost more compared to other fumigants but a recent trial indicates there are advantages with its use. In a trial conducted by Eugenia Banks, the agriculture ministry potato specialist in Ontario, Canada, there was no difference in the level of soil biology where the liquid product was applied in the seed row and the biology between the rows.
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