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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 24, Number 2 (1973) Post planting fungicide application to reduce losses to damping-off fungi may be detrimental

Post planting fungicide application to reduce losses to damping-off fungi may be detrimental

There is seed and seedling loss which occurs between seed-sowing and the time the seedling is established in the seedbeds due to a group of fungi collectively known as "damping-off" fungi. These fungi (of the genera Pythium, Corticium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Cylindrocladium) are generally most destructive under moist conditions like those in seedbeds, and are generally found in nursery soils. "Damping-off" in general is divided into two phases; pre-emergence and post-emergence. These terms indicate infection and killing of seeds and/or seedlings before they emerge from the soil and shortly after they emerge from the soil (and generally before they become woody) .


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Author(s): Stephen E. McDonald, John A. Isaacson, Beatrice E. Fisher, Richard M. Raymond

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 24, Number 2 (1973)

Volume: 24

Number: 2

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