Biological Control Of Soilborne Pathogens In Soilless Potting Mixes

Posted by George Elliott, Wade Elmer and Anuthep Pasura on 9th Jul 2020

Damping off, root rots and stem rots are constant threats in greenhouse production. These diseases are caused by soilborne pathogens such as Pythium, Phytophthora, Rhizoct-onia, Thielaviopsis and Fusarium. Plant diseases occur when both a pathogen and a susceptible host are present in a favorable environment. In the case of soilborne pathogens, the favorable environment has to occur in the growing medium.