publication . Article . 2004

Rootstock effects on pistachio trees grown in Verticillium dahliae-infested soil

Epstein, Lynn; Beede, R; Kaur, S; Ferguson, L;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2004
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
In a field trial in soil infested with Verticillium dahliae, we compared the yield, growth, incidence of symptoms of Verticillium wilt, and mortality of two interspecific hybrid pistachio tree rootstocks (UCBI and PGII) with the standard rootstocks: the V dahliae-resistant and susceptible Pistacia integerrima and P. atlantica, respectively. After 10 years, the trees were destructively sampled for V dahliae in the xylem at the graft union. The results indicate that trees on the (P. atlantica 'KAC' x R integerrima) hybrid UCBI rootstock grew and yielded as well as those on P. integerrima. Trees on the hybrid PGII yielded the least. Analysis of variance and log-lin...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
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