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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
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Article Topic(s): Irrigation, Pathology, Water
Research Setting(s): Field
Species Referenced: Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush blueberry),
AbstractDetermines 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.
Suggested CitationD. 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.
Article LinksISSN: 0018-5345