Effects of composts in growth media on soilborne pathogens

  • H. A. J. Hoitink
  • G. A. Kuter
Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 25)


Properties of organic matter that affect its utilization in container media can be conveniently divided into three major categories, i.e. chemical, physical and biological. Changes in any one of these frequently have significant effects on the overall characteristics of the medium. For example, changes in particle size due to decomposition of an organic component may change aeration and, therefore, affect growth of the plant, the microflora and the interaction of these biological components.


Sewage Sludge Fusarium Wilt Poultry Manure Rhizoctonia Solani Compo Sting 
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