SOILBORNE DISEASES – How to collect soil and root sample for nematode and Phytophthora analysis
It is always good management practise to:
Regularly (every 3 years), determine the soil pathogen (Phytophthora and nematode) status in orchards older than 3 years of age – routine 3 year management practice.
When planning to replant or do topwork in orchards, prior to removing the irrigation or cut down the scion, collect soil and root samples for analysis.
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