Biologically based alternatives to methyl bromide for controlling a common soil-borne disease of tree fruits CALS Impact Statement uri icon

abstract

  • We are testing disease-resistant apple rootstocks, soil amendments with compost, and integrated fruit-growing practices in an effort to provide sustainable alternatives that eliminate the need for soil fumigation with broad-specturm biocides such as methyl bromide for control of a common disease problem in replanted orchards.