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Dennis N. Katuuramu, W. Patrick Wechter, Marcellus L. Washington, Matthew Horry, Matthew A. Cutulle, Robert L. Jarret, and Amnon Levi

for new alternatives for the control of soilborne pathogens. One alternative is use of rootstocks resistant to soilborne diseases and nematodes. The use of grafting in watermelon crop production has gained increased popularity over the past decade. The

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Kristine M. Lang and Ajay Nair

management ( Reeve and Drost, 2012 ), soil-borne disease pressure ( Kubota et al., 2008 ), and the need for increased irrigation inputs in the absence of rainfall ( Lamont et al., 2003 ). Grafting scions to vigorous rootstocks is one way to overcome many of

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Mark Hoffmann, Husein A. Ajwa, Becky B. Westerdahl, Steven T. Koike, Mike Stanghellini, Cheryl Wilen, and Steven A. Fennimore

Intensive fruit, ornamental, and vegetable production systems in the United States and elsewhere in the world rely on preplant soil fumigation to control soil-borne pathogens, pests, and weeds. These include strawberry ( Fragaria × ananassa ) and

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Jen Colcol Marzu, Elizabeth Straley, and Michael J. Havey

Pink root [PR, caused by Phoma terrestris (Pt), synonym Pyrenochaeta terrestris ] is a major soil-borne disease of onion ( Entwistle, 1990 ). The disease was first reported in Texas ( Tabenhaus, 1917 ) and has since been identified in onion

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Mary C. Stevens, Rui Yang, and Joshua H. Freeman

fumigant to control insect pests in stored grain ( Hooper et al., 2003 ). EDN has since been examined as a soil fumigant in the United States as well as other countries with acceptable efficacy against weed pests, plant-parasitic nematodes, and soil-borne

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Tanner Donahoo, Lisha Zhang, Matthew Cutulle, and Abolfazl Hajihassani

soil, covering the soil with plastic mulch, and irrigating it to saturation during a 2- to 6-week treatment period to create a temporary anaerobic soil environment, which is detrimental to the development of soilborne pests and diseases ( Shrestha et al

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Chieri Kubota, Michael A. McClure, Nancy Kokalis-Burelle, Michael G. Bausher, and Erin N. Rosskopf

presumably prevented farmers from continuing traditional crop rotation, vegetable grafting became a crucial tool to overcome soilborne diseases and other pests. In the 1990s, nearly 60% of open fields and greenhouses in Japan producing muskmelon ( Cucumis

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Wenjing Guan and Xin Zhao

Grafting, as an effective approach to controlling soilborne diseases and overcoming abiotic stresses, has been practiced in the production of major cucurbitaceous vegetables for decades in many Asian and European countries ( Lee and Oda, 2003 ; Lee

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Asmita Nagila, Brian J. Schutte, Soum Sanogo, and Omololu John Idowu

fruits from September to October ( Hawkes et al., 2008 ). In mid- to-late summer, monsoonal rains stimulate both soilborne diseases ( Matheron and Porchas, 2015 ; Sanogo and Carpenter, 2006 ) and emergence of weeds that potentially reduce chile pepper

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Matthew B. Bertucci, David H. Suchoff, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Christopher C. Gunter, Jonathan R. Schultheis, and Frank J. Louws

Grafting of cucurbitaceous and solanaceous crops has become an established integrated pest management tool for the management of soilborne pathogens. The effectiveness of grafting for management of diseases relies on rootstocks that are either