General Vegetables I

Monday, February 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Precision Restoration of the Soil Microbial Rhizosphere Ecosystems

Richard Woodward, Roots to Shoots, Inc

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation: A Regenerative Approach for the Management of Soilborne Pest and Pathogens

Incorporation of soil organic amendments into a production system is an effective way to increase soilquality and improve plant productivity.  Anaerobic soil disinfestation isan easily-applied method of utilizing organic amendments that provides significant soilborne disease, nematode, and weed management benefits.

Erin Rosskopf, USDA-ARS

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Optimizing Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Pennsylvania Vegetable Production Systems

Dr. Francesco Di Gioia, Penn State University

Raymond Balaguer, Penn State University