Florida Ag Research presented a “Proof of Concept” field demonstration intended to evaluate the suitability of using solar radiation to enhance soil borne pest control with Conventional Fumigants and Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation in commercial Florida strawberry production. Potential benefits of the system include:
a) 日晒 and ASD are approved organic soil pest control options
b) 日晒 with conventional soil borne pest control inputs may allow reduction in chemical usage
c) ASD is a potential waste recycling system
The project, which began in June of 2021, was published by Florida Ag Research/Ag Metrics Group scientists and growers: 弗兰克sanc, Balaji Aglave, 马克·基利, Kaleb Williams, and 查理•布恩.
The 日晒 Project was presented by Ag Metrics Group’s 马克·基利 (formerly a Station Manager of Florida Ag Research). “It was great to come back out and present this exciting work to growers and researchers since the ‘Field Day’ was cancelled last January,” said Keeley, “And a great opportunity to introduce Mariano [Galla], 新 Florida Ag Research Station Manager, to the Florida strawberry grower community.”
L to R: Florida Ag Research / Ag Metrics Group Project Team: Kaleb Williams - Field Operations, 马克·基利 - Special Projects, Brad Booker - Pacific Ag Research Station Manager (former Florida Ag Research Station Manager), 查理•布恩 - Assistant Station Manager, Balaji Aglave - 线虫学 / Plant Pathology, 马里亚诺·盖拉语 - Station Manager
High Density Apple Plantings: Pacific Ag Research (PAR) has two new high density apple test systems, one at its San Luis Obispo station, and one at its Salinas location (2022) in the fog belt near Castroville. These sites provide highly favorable environments for foliar diseases and uniform field test conditions. The plantings are unique to PAR and offer research managers a dependable high pressure fungal and bacterial test system.