Storage method affects disease suppression of flax wilt induced by composts

E. van Rijn, A.J. Termorshuizen, A.H.C. van Bruggen

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Compost can have a disease suppressive effect, but compost research is constrained by the fact that repetition of experiments with a similar batch of compost is impossible, since storage affects the organic material including the microbial communities. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that differential changes in microbial community structure and associated microbial activities after various storage methods (drying, freezing and cooling) lead to differential changes in the disease suppressive ability of compost material with respect to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lini induced by mixes of composts with peat substrate (20/80%, vol./vol.). A significant (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2743-2749
JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • freeze-thaw cycles
  • microbial communities
  • fusarium-wilt
  • soil
  • biomass
  • stress
  • degradation
  • tomato
  • media


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