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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Interactions Between Fumigants and the Soil Microbiome

Growers have been using fumigation for decades to control soilborne diseases and weeds in high-intensity vegetable production systems such as tomatoes and strawberries. However, fumigation control of pests, diseases, and weeds can be inconsistent.







The Soil Micro lab is looking at how fumigation impacts the “non-target” microbiome. We are trying to determine how fumigation influences these other microbes and whether these interactions are impacting disease and weed control and production.



Papers published by our group on this topic include:

For more information on this project, check out this news article: 

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Interactions Between Fumigants And The Soil Microbiome - UF/IFAS Publications