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David H. Suchoff, Christopher C. Gunter, and Frank J. Louws

numerous economically significant soilborne diseases ( Kubota et al., 2008 ; Kunwar et al., 2015 ; Lee and Oda, 2002 ; Louws et al., 2010 ). In addition, certain rootstocks can improve tolerance to abiotic stress such as cold soils, salinity, drought

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Gregory T. Browne, Charles A. Leslie, Joseph A. Grant, Ravindra G. Bhat, Leigh S. Schmidt, Wesley P. Hackett, Daniel A. Kluepfel, Reid Robinson, and Gale H. McGranahan

Persian (english) walnut ( Juglans regia L.) orchards can incur serious economic loss from attack by several soilborne pathogens, including Agrobacterium tumefaciens Smith and Townsend (causal agent of crown gall disease), Armillaria mellea

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Desire Djidonou, Xin Zhao, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Kim M. Cordasco

Grafting creates a new plant with combined desirable aboveground and belowground attributes from selected scion and rootstock plants. As an effective tool for management of root-knot nematodes ( Meloidogyne spp.) and other soil-borne diseases

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Angela R. Davis, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Richard Hassell, Amnon Levi, Stephen R. King, and Xingping Zhang

. Appropriate selection can help control soilborne diseases and also increase yield and improve fruit quality. Literature Cited Andrews, P.K. Marquez, C.S. 1993 Graft incompatibility Hort. Rev. (Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.) 15

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Lijia Shi, Jinghui Wang, Zhifeng Gao, Xin Zhao, Francesco Di Gioia, Haichao Guo, Jason Hong, Monica Ozores-Hampton, and Erin Rosskopf

Soilborne diseases and plant-parasitic nematodes have an adverse effect on vegetable crops, causing substantial yield reduction and economic loss. For years, CSF, based primarily on mixtures of methyl bromide and chloropicrin, was widely used for

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Aaron Heinrich, Shinji Kawai, and Jim Myers

The soilborne pathogen clubroot is a significant pest of brassica crop-producing regions worldwide ( Dixon 2006 , 2009 ). The pathogen causes root swelling (galls or clubs) that disrupt the vascular tissue, and impair water and nutrient uptake

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Geoffrey Meru and Cecilia E. McGregor

)] into elite material. The efforts associated with introgressing fusarium wilt resistance have been particularly successful on one hand (race 1), and frustrating on the other (race 2). Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum is a soil-borne pathogen that

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Katharina S. Wigg and Irwin L. Goldman

options for controlling this fungus in table beet production, and no reports of efforts to improve host plant resistance through breeding. R. solani is a soilborne necrotrophic pathogen affecting many crop families. Within the Rhizoctonia complex, 12

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Sephra N. Rampersad

Verticillium dahliae (Kleb.) is a destructive soilborne pathogen that infects many economically important agricultural crops worldwide. Wilt caused by V. dahliae is difficult to control because the fungus can survive in the soil as

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Orlando F. Rodriguez Izaba, Wenjing Guan, and Ariana P. Torres

., 2009 ). As a result, crops suffer from low soil temperatures in the spring even inside high tunnels ( Hunter et al., 2012 ). Vegetable grafting is a cultural practice known to help control soilborne diseases and improve plants’ tolerance to abiotic