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Identifying Phytophthora in Tree Nuts: Sample Location and Root Size Matter

April 4, 2021
almond root infected with Phytopthora

Phytophthora damage in almond roots.

You might have heard the mantra, “We are only as strong as our weakest player.” Not only does this apply to sports teams or music ensembles, but it also applies to trees’ root systems. If any part of the root system, large or small, is compromised, all areas of yield and quality will suffer without treatment.

Watch as Garrett Gilcrease, Syngenta agronomy service representative in central CA, shares some common mistakes people make when scouting their tree nut roots for destructive diseases like Phytophthora. The demonstration is on almond tree roots.

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