publication . Article . 2012

Enhanced Soil Solarization against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in the Uplands

Barakat, Radwan M.; AL-Masri, Mohammad I.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: International Journal of Agronomy, volume 2,012 (issn: 1687-8159, eissn: 1687-8167, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Abstract
Soil solarization tests against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici, the causal agent of tomato Fusarium wilt, were conducted for seven weeks through July and August 2008 and 2009 in the climatic conditions of Al-Aroub Agricultural Experimental Station, located in the southern mountains of the West Bank, Palestine. Double polyethylene (DPE) sheets, regular polyethylene (PE) sheets, and virtually impermeable films (VIF) were compared to examine their effects on soil temperature, disease severity, and plant growth. Results showed that in comparison to the control, PE, DPE, and VIF treatments increased the mean maximum soil temperatures by 10.2, 14.1, and 8.8°C, ...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Article Subject, lcsh:Agriculture (General), lcsh:S1-972
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