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Implications of irrigation method and amount of water application on Phytophthora and Pythium infection and severity of root rot in Highbush blueberry

Author(s): D. R. Bryla, R. G. Linderman

Year: 2007

Journal: Hortscience
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Volume: 42
Issue: 6
Pages: 1463-1467

Article Topic(s): Irrigation, Pathology, Water
Research Setting(s): Field

Species Referenced: Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush blueberry),

Abstract

Determines the effects of irrigation method (overhead sprinklers, microsprays) on root rot of Vaccinium corymbosum. Plants were grown on raised beds in Oregon for two years. After the first season, plants under drip irrigation were the largest. However, after the second season, those plants had decreased growth. The field was infested with both Phytophthora and Pythium infections; these pathogens increased with increased moisture at the base of the plant as a result of drip irrigation. Where Phytophthora and Pythium are prevalent, microspray or another method of irrigation may be preferred.

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D. R. Bryla, and R. G. Linderman. "Implications of irrigation method and amount of water application on Phytophthora and Pythium infection and severity of root rot in Highbush blueberry." Hortscience 42.6 (2007): 1463-1467.

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ISSN: 0018-5345
Last Updated: 2015-02-26
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