Professor Ksenija Gasic | Keeping Orchards Peachy with Armillaria Root Rot Solutions

May 17, 2023 | biology

About this episode

What do peaches, cherries, and almonds all have in common? They are all delicious, nutritious, and loved by consumers around the world. They all grow on trees. And all of them may disappear from our supermarket shelves because of a persistent and destructive replant disease called Armillaria or oak root rot. Armillaria root rot is caused by fungi commonly called ‘honey fungi’, because of the golden colour of the mushrooms that sprout from the base of infected trees. However, the mushrooms signal internal devastation for the tree. Read More

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Summary of the paper ‘Solutions to the Armillaria root rot affecting the US stone fruit industry’,

Financial support for this video was provided by the USDA-NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative


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