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8/1/2019

New Research: Plant Pathogens in Your Irrigation Water

Chris Beytes

The smart folks at federally funded specialty crops research initiative Clean WateR3 have just released their latest research findings, titled “Diversity of Phytophthora, Pythium, and Phytopythium Species in Recycled Irrigation Water in a Container Nursery.”

The researchers tracked the above plant pathogens in the irrigation water of an Oregon nursery for a year to see which, if any, pathogens tended to occur together, and which water sources (creek, pond, reservoir, runoff channels) they were most prevalent in.

Do you know what method you should be using to detect oomycete communities? Find out by reading the full research paper at www.cleanwater3.org/research.asp. GT

 

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