Brassica seed meal shows promise in curbing apple replant disease

Early experiments show brassica seed meal and anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) may greatly help in preventing apple replant disease. USDA Agricultural Research Service Plant Pathologist Mark Mazzola spoke at the recent Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids. Soil amendments of brassica seed meal seem to be making the soil of old orchards hospitable to new trees. Apple replant disease has been observed in orchards around the world: New plantings will grow poorly and/or inconsistently where the previous orchard flourished. Scientists don't all agree which... more

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