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Rachel E. Rudolph, Lisa W. DeVetter, Chris Benedict, and Inga A. Zasada

bulk density. The primary method that red raspberry growers use to manage RLN and other soilborne pathogens, including root rot ( Phytophthora rubi ), is soil fumigation before establishing a new planting ( Walters et al., 2017 ). Soil fumigation is the

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Rachel E. Rudolph, Carl Sams, Robert Steiner, Stephen H. Thomas, Stephanie Walker, and Mark E. Uchanski

, reduce soil erosion, increase water infiltration, decrease nutrient loss by leaching, attract beneficial insects, suppress weeds, and/or suppress soilborne pathogens ( Magdoff and Van Es, 2009 ). In New Mexico, where chile pepper ( Capsicum annuum L

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Hira Singh, Pradeep Kumar, Sushila Chaudhari, and Menahem Edelstein

soilborne pathogens under protected cultivation systems ( Kaskavalci et al., 2009 ; Lopez-Perez et al., 2006 ; Louws et al., 2010 ; McAvoy et al., 2012 ; Rivard et al., 2010 ). However, in recent years, the potential of grafting has also been extensively

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Judy A. Thies, Sharon Buckner, Matthew Horry, Richard Hassell, and Amnon Levi

As a result of intensive cultivation of vegetable crops on limited land resources, soilborne diseases and pests of vegetable crops have significantly increased in recent years, particularly after the removal of the soil fumigant methyl bromide from

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Stanley Freeman

et al., 2002 ). However, with the eventual phase-out of this fumigant, anthracnose and other soilborne pathogens may increase in the future. Soil solarization, which captures solar energy in the form of heat under sheets of clear, transparent

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S.M. Schneider, B.D. Hanson, J.S. Gerik, A. Shrestha, T.J. Trout, and S. Gao

nematodes” [California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), 2002]. This regulation ensures that plant parasitic nematodes and soilborne pathogens are not spread from infested field nurseries and that establishment and vigor of new fruiting fields is

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W. Patrick Wechter, Chandrasekar Kousik, Melanie McMillan, and Amnon Levi

Fusarium wilt [caused by Fusarium oxysporum Schlechtend.:Fr. f. sp. niveum (E.F. Sm.) W.C. Snyder & H.N. Hans ( Fon )] is one of the most serious soilborne diseases of watermelon ( Martyn, 1985 , 1987 ; Netzer, 1976 ). Initial symptoms can

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Brad Geary, Corey Ransom, Brad Brown, Dennis Atkinson, and Saad Hafez

secondary metabolites that negatively affect plant pest populations) substitutes for commercial fumigants in controlling soil-borne pests (weeds, diseases, and nematodes) that affect the yield or quality of crops ( Al-Rehiayani and Hafez, 1998 ; Brown and

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Christian A. Wyenandt, Landon H. Rhodes, Mark A. Bennett, and Richard M. Riedel

septoria leaf spot ( Septoria lycopersici ). Cover crop mulches left on the soil surface may help break disease cycles and suppress the dissemination of soil-borne plant pathogens ( Creamer et al., 1996a ), and provide a more cohesive soil in which soil

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Paola Crinò, Chiara Lo Bianco, Youssef Rouphael, Giuseppe Colla, Francesco Saccardo, and Antonino Paratore

, consequently, to the increasing soil contamination by pests and pathogens as Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis ( FOM ) and Didymella bryoniae (causal agent of gummy stem blight). Although not a soilborne pathogen, this last fungus causes crown rot at or