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Effect of Soil Water Potential on Growth of Apple Trees Infected with Pratylenchus penetrans

By B. A. Jaffee and W. F. Mai


Malling-Merton 106 apple rootstocks inoculated with Pratylenchus penetrans, or uninoculated, were grown in a growth chamber in pots of loamy sand maintained at two moisture levels, 0 to -0.4 bar or 0 to -10 bars. Either inoculation or low soil moisture suppressed shoot growth and increased root necrosis. However, the nematode-soil moisture interaction was not significant

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