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Zhengli Zhai, David L. Ehret, Tom Forge, Tom Helmer, Wei Lin, Martine Dorais, and Athanasios P. Papadopoulos

cultivar Rapsodie (Rogers/Syngenta Seeds, Boise, ID) and the rootstock, Maxifort (deRuiter Seeds, Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands) were sown on 2 Jan. Maxifort is resistant to Verticillum sp., Fusarium oxysporum races 1 and 2, Fusarium oxysporum fsp

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Andreas Westphal, Nicole L. Snyder, Lijuan Xing, and James J. Camberato

In the United States, watermelon production occupied 59,000 ha in 2005, making it the fourth largest vegetable commodity ( Anonymous, 2006 ). Intensive watermelon production is at risk for damage by soilborne diseases such as Fusarium wilt caused

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Guirong Zhang, Mohammad Babadoost, Alan De Young, Eric T. Johnson, and David A. Schisler

Sweet basil is the most commonly grown and economically important species of basil in the world ( Vieira and Simon, 2006 ). Basil downy mildew is a significant pathogen of sweet basil. Infection causes yellowing of the leaf tissue in bands delimited

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Matthew B. Bertucci, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Jonathan R. Schultheis, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Frank J. Louws, and David L. Jordan

watermelon production in 1920, when Japanese growers grafted watermelon to squash rootstocks to provide resistance to fusarium wilt ( Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum ) and other soilborne pests ( Lee and Oda, 2003 ; Tateishi, 1927 ). In Turkey, higher

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Ramsey Sealy, Michael R. Evans, and Craig Rothrock

nonoverlapping 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Results Effect of garlic extract on soilborne fungal pathogens in an in vitro nutrient solution system. All Pythium , Phytophthora , Rhizoctonia, Fusarium , and Thielaviopsis species grew and eventually covered

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

exudates from secondary roots into the rhizosphere play an important role nutrient acquisition, combating invasive weed species through allelopathy and attraction of beneficial microbes within the root zone that inhibit soilborne pathogens like Fusarium

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Kalpana Sharma, Joyce L. Merritt, Aaron Palmateer, Erica Goss, Matthew Smith, Tim Schubert, Robert S. Johnson, and Ariena H.C. van Bruggen

imported cuttings. Several diseases are common on Dracaena species in the United States and in Florida. These include fungal diseases such as anthracnose ( Colletotrichum spp.), Botrytis blight, and fusarium stem rot as well as bacterial diseases such

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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

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Jesse Wimer, Debra Inglis, and Carol Miles

Throughout the 20th century, watermelon ( C. lanatus Thunb.) grafting was adopted in many areas of the world to manage soilborne diseases, primarily fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum Schlecht. ( Davis et al., 2008 ; King et al., 2008

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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

rootstocks representing four species were used ( Table 1 ). Scions were sown in 72-cell planting trays (T.O. Plastics, Clearwater, MN) filled with a presaturated soilless propagation mix (CC Tobacco Mix; Carolina Soil Co., Kinston, NC). All trays were placed