Brown Bag – Biodegradable mulch impact on Pseudomonas and endophytes. Debra Inglis and Lydia Tymon
October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Agricultural mulches are commonly utilized in pumpkin cropping systems to reduce weeds and insect pests, reduce water outputs, prevent soil erosion, and promote plant growth. Differences in mulches used could create unique soil environments, potentially selecting for distinct endophytes and plant pathogens. This presentation will discuss the effect of agricultural mulches on endophyte frequency of isolation and disease incidence and severity of pathogens on pumpkins.
1 Pesticide License Recertification credit will be available