Cultivar and Nutrient Management effects on Disease Resistance and Nutrient Use Efficiency in Strawberries
In this research project we utilizing different amounts of compost N in four specific strawberry cultivars to minimize Macrophomina phaseolina in strawberries a disease that causes plant mortality due to crown rot. We had been assuming that adding compost N will lead to a decrease in the disease rates and help the strawberries grown better than they would without the compost. We found that in general looking at the graphs related just to treatment compost was found to be just as effective as CFR. In some cases, compost was even less effective as seen in the graph of Fig.2. CRF referring to a method that is mainly used in the industry today. This means that it would be feasible to use compost, but that treatment alone is not better at preventing the disease then the control settings on average.
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