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A New Look at Soilborne Diseases

“The occurrence of Sudden Death Syndrome in fields is dependent on physical and biological factors, and the suppressiveness of soils to disease is a long-known phenomenon. Promoting and sustaining the soil’s natural suppressiveness to disease can be integral to the effective, sustainable management of soilborne pathogens.”

 

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