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Anaerobic disinfestation and biofumigation to manage soilborne disease: are these strategies a good fit for your farm?

Fusarium, Verticillium, Rhizoctonia, Sclerotium, Phytophthora, Pythium, nematodes... do any of these sound familiar? As farms mature, we tend to see soilborne pathogens and nematodes build up over time. This can be especially true in high tunnels, where we often lack good options for crop rotation. Anaerobic disinfestation and biofumigation are two strategies growers can use (in both organic and conventional systems) to treat soil without the use of conventional fumigants. The Vegetable Beet crew just released two new podcast episodes about these strategies. Tune in to hear about how they work, and whether they might be worth trying on your farm.

How to listen: 

  • You can stream episodes directly from
  • You can also look up "The Vegetable Beet" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you stream podcasts.  


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