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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

The Potential of Soil Solarization in Nurseries to Control Soilborne Diseases
Conway, Kenneth E.
1987: Oklahoma City, OK
Use of clear polyethylene sheeting to heat soil, through the technique called soil solarization, is being evaluated as a method to control soilborne pathogens at the Oklahoma Division of Forestry Nursery and at Stillwater, OK. Studies are directed at the effects of solarization on population densities of Pythium spp., Macrophomina phaseolina, and Sclerotium rolfsii. Soil temperatures under polyethylene sheeting during August-September at the Stillwater location reached maxima of 10 to 12 C greater than bare ground controls.
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