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Effect of solarization of soil within plastic bags on root rot of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii L.)

Kaewruang, W., Sivasithamparam, K. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (1989) Effect of solarization of soil within plastic bags on root rot of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii L.). Plant and Soil, 120 (2). pp. 303-306.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02377081
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Abstract

Solarization of soil, (potting mix = coarse sand:Eucalyptus marginata fines = 1∶1) infested with 3 fungi pathogenic to gerbera (Phytophthora cryptogea, Fusarium oxysporum andRhizoctonia solani), for 3 to 4 weeks within transparent polyethylene bags controlled root rot of gerbera. Solarization for 2 weeks however, was less effective. All plants grown in the infested potting mix which had been kept in shade for 2, 3 or 4 weeks were severely attacked.
Solarization of soil within plastic bags for 4 weeks also increased availability of nutrients such as NH4 +-N, PO4 − and K+ in comparison to bagged soil kept in the shade for the same period.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: (c) Kluwer Academic Publishers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2904
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