Project Activities

Field Objectives

  • identify alternative low-cost and locally available C-sources
  • calculate the optimal application rate for each C source
  • develop large scale application methods
  • understand the effect of ASD on different crops and its impact on yield and product quality
  • identify the short and long-term effects of ASD on soil fertility
  • assess the potential impact of ASD on the environment

Research Assessments

  • we hosted an on-station research assessment at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL in 2015 and 2016
  • we hosted an on-station research assessment at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, FL in 2015 and 2016
  • we hosted an on-farm research assessment at an on-farm trial in Hawthorne, FL and in Bushnell, FL in 2019
  • participants completed individual forms where each participant made specific observations in the research plots, such as plant vigor, weed suppression, pest damage, disease damage, and any other positive or negative effects observed without knowing the specific treatments being tested
  • the participants then discussed their observations as a group and identified the strongest and weakest treatments
  • the treatments were finally revealed and participants made recommendations about the research for future experiments

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Journal Publications

Paudel, B.R., Di Gioia, F., Zhu, Q., Zhao, X., Ozores-Hampton, M., Swisher, M.E., Sattanno, K., Hong, J.C., and Rosskopf, E.N. (2019) Implementation of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation in Florida Tomato Production. UF/IFAS EDIS. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/HS/HS134500.pdf

Li, Z., Di Gioia, F., Hwang, JI., Hong, J., Ozores-Hampton, M., Zhao, X., Pisani, C., Rosskopf, E., and Wilson, P.C. (2019) Dissipation of fomesafen in fumigated, anaerobic soil disinfestation‐treated, and organic‐amended soil in Florida tomato production systems. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5558

Guo, H., Zhao, X., Rosskopf, E.N., Di Gioia, F., Hong, J.C. & McNear Jr, D.H. (2018) Impacts of anaerobic soil disinfestation and chemical fumigation on soil microbial communities in field tomato production system. Applied Soil Ecology. 126:165-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.12.018

Paudel, B.R., Di Gioia, F., Zhao, X., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J.C., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Pisani, C., & Rosskopf, E.N. (2018) Evaluating anaerobic soil disinfestation and other biological soil management strategies for open-field tomato production in Florida. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742170518000571

Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Zhao, X., Thomas, J., Wilson, P., Li, Z., Hong, J., Albano, J., Swisher, M., and Rosskopf, E. (2017) Anaerobic soil disinfestation impact on soil nutrients dynamics and nitrous oxide emissions in fresh-market tomato. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 240:194-205. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.02.025

Guo, H., Di Gioia, F., Zhao, X., Ozores-Hampton, M., Swisher, M. E., Hong, J., Kokalis-Burelle, N., DeLong, A.N. & Rosskopf, E.N. (2017). Optimizing anaerobic soil disinfestation for fresh market tomato production: Nematode and weed control, yield and fruit quality. Scientia Horticulturae. 218:105-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2017.01.054 0304-4238

Johns, C.W., Lee, A.B., Springer, T.I., Rosskopf, E.N., Hong, J.C., Turechek, W., Kokalis-Burelle, N., and Finley, N.L. (2017) Using NMP-based metabolomics to monitor the biochemical composition of agricultural soils: A pilot study. European J. Soil Biology. 83:98-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2017.10.008

Serrano-Pérez, P., Rosskopf, E., De Santiago, A. & del Carmen Rodríguez-Molina, M. (2017) Anaerobic soil disinfestation reduces survival and infectivity of Phytophthora nicotianae chlamydospores in pepper. Scientia horticulturae. 215:38-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2016.12.003

Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Albano, J., Zhao, X., Black, Z., Gao, Z., Wilson, C., Thomas, J., Moore, K., Swisher, M.E., Guo, H., and Rosskopf, E. N. (2016) The effect of anaerobic soil disinfestation on weed and nematode control, fruit yield and quality of Florida fresh-market tomato. Hortscience. 51(6):703-711. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.51.6.703

Butler, D.M. Kokalis-Burelle, N., Albano, J.P., McCollum, T.G., Muramoto, J., Shennan, C., and Rosskopf, E.N. (2014) Anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) combined with soil solarization as a methyl bromide alternative: Vegetable crop performance and soil nutrient dynamics. Plant and Soil. 378:365-381. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-014-2030-z

Rosskopf, E.N., Burelle, N., Hong, J. C., Butler, D.M., Noling, J.W., He, Z., Booker, B., and Sances, F. (2014) Comparison of anaerobic soil disinfestation and drip-applied organic acids for raised-bed specialty crop production in Florida. Acta Hort. (ISHS). 1044:221-228. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1044.26

Kokalis-Burelle, N., Butler, D.M., & Rosskopf, E.N. (2013) Evaluation of cover crops with potential for use in anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) for susceptibility to three species of meloidogyne. Journal of Nematology. 45(4):272-278. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24379486

Butler, D.M., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Muramoto, J., Shennan, C., McCollum, and Rosskopf, E.N. (2012) Impact of anaerobic soil disinfestations combined with soil solarization on plant-parasitic nematodes and introduced inoculum of soilborne plant pathogens in raised-bed vegetable production.  Crop Protection. 39:33-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2012.03.019

Butler, D.M., Rosskopf, E.N., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Albano, J.P., Muramoto, J., and Shennan, C. (2012) Exploring warm-season cover crops as carbon sources for anaerobic soil disinfestations (ASD). Plant and Soil. 378:365-381. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-011-1088-0

Presentations

Sattanno, K., DeLong, A., Donovan, M., Swisher, M. E., Paudel, B. R., Zhu, Q., Zhao, X., Wang, J., Gao, Z., Hong, J. C., Di Gioia, F., & Rosskopf, E. N. (2020) Improving Research Outcomes through Stakeholder Feedback. Poster Presentation at the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Annual Conference. Little Rock, AR. 2020 SSAWG ASD Poster

Sattanno, K., DeLong, A., Swisher, M. E., Paudel, B. R., Zhu, Q., Zhao, X., Wang, J., Gao, Z., Hong, J. C., Di Gioia, F., & Rosskopf, E. N. (2019) Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation: A Potential Alternative to Chemical Soil Fumigation. Poster Presentation at the Annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference. Opelika, AL. 2019 PAWC ASD Poster

Ozores-Hampton, M., Di Gioia, F., Paudel, B. R., Zhao, X., Hong, J. C., & Rosskopf, E. N. (2017) Evaluation of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation Soil Amendments and Rates for Conventional Tomato Production in Florida. https://swfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/docs/pdf/veg-hort/asd/Evaluation_ASD_Soil_Amendments_Rates_Conventional_Tomato_Production_FL.pdf

Paudel, B.R., Zhao, X., Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J. C., Kokalis-Burelle, N. and Rosskopf, E. N. (2017) Evaluating anaerobic soil disinfestation and other biological soil management methods for open-field tomato production in Florida. ASA-SSSA-CSSA International Annual Meeting.
https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2017am/webprogram/Paper106866.html

Paudel, B.R., Zhao, X., Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J. C., and Rosskopf, E. N. (2017) Using cereal rye as a catch crop to examine the residual effects of anaerobic soil disinfestation and other biological soil management practices following open field tomato production. ASA-SSSA-CSSA International Annual Meeting.
https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2017am/webprogram/Paper107177.html

Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J., & Rosskopf, E. N. (2016) Anaerobic soil disinfestation: carbon rate effects on soil pH, temperature, redox potential, and tomato plant growth. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conferencehttps://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2016/webprogram/Paper24454.html

Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J., McCollum, G., and Rosskopf, E. N. (2016) Anaerobic ASD: Carbon Rate Effects on Tomato Plant Growth and Organic Acid Production. Proceedings 2016 Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions. www.mbao.org/static/docs/confs/2016-orlando/papers/15di_gioia_mbao_2016_2.pdf

Guo, H., Zhao, X., Rosskopf, E. N., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Albano, J., Hong, J., Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M. (2016) Effects of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation and Herbicide Application on Tomato Production and Fruit Quality. Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences. HortScience 51(9) Supplement: S332-S333.

Hong, J., Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., and Rosskopf, E. (2016) Comparison of carbon quantity in anaerobic soil disinfestation. American Phytopathological Society. https://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2016_meeting_abstracts/aps2016_843.htm

Sattanno, K., DeLong, A., Swisher, M. E., Wang, J., Moore, K. N., Zhao, X., Ozores-Hampton, M., Gao, Z., Hong, J., Di Gioia, F., Guo, H., Black, Z., and Rosskopf, E. (2016) Improving the Quality of Research in Agriculture through Industry Feedback. 7th National Small Farm Conference. 2016 2016 ARS Poster

Wang, J., Gao, Z., Zhao, X., Black, Z., Guo, H., Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J., Swisher, M., and Rosskopf, E. N. (2016) Economic analysis of anaerobic soil disinfestation on tomato production in southwest and north Florida. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference. http://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2016/webprogram/Paper24921.html

Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Guo, H., Zhao, X., and Rosskopf, E. N. (2016) Optimizing ASD for Florida fresh-market tomato production. Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach. https://mbao.org/static/docs/confs/2016-orlando/papers/14digioiafasd_1.pdf

Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., Hong, J., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Albano, J., Zhao, X., and Rosskopf, E. N. (2016) Anaerobic soil disinfestation effects on weed and nematode control, plant growth, fruit yield and quality of fresh-market tomato . American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference. http://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2016/webprogram/Paper24180.html

Hong, J., Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., & Rosskopf, E. N. (2016) Comparison of carbon quantity in anaerobic soil disinfestation. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. https://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2016_meeting_abstracts/aps2016_843.htm

Hong, J. C., Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., and Rosskopf, E. N. (2016) Effect of molasses in ASD: Focus on the soil microbiome. Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach. https://mbao.org/static/docs/confs/2016-orlando/papers/16hong_mbao_2016.pdf

Rosskopf, E., Hong, J., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Ozores-Hampton, M., Di Gioia, F., Roe, N., Zhao, X., Booker, B., and Sances, F. (2016) New approaches to management of Fusarium wilt of tomato in Florida. 5th International Symposium on Tomato Disease.

Rosskopf, E. N., Hong, J., Ozores-Hampton, M., Zhao, X., Di Gioia, F., Black, Z., Gao, Z., Wilson, C., Thomas, J., Monaghan, K., Sattanno, K., DeLong, A., Swisher, M., Guo, H., Muramoto, J., Kokalis-Burelle, N., Shennan, C., Wang, J., Li, Z., Shrestha, U., and Butler, D. M. (2016) USDA, AES Areawide Project on Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation. Methyl Bromide Alternatives Outreach. https://mbao.org/static/docs/confs/2016-orlando/papers/13rosskopfe_asd_areawide.pdf

Di Gioia, F., Ozores-Hampton, M., & Rosskopf, E. N. (2015) History and Principles of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation. Southwest Florida Research and Education Center Fall Vegetable Field Dayhttps://swfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/docs/pdf/veg-hort/asd/DiGioia_ASD_Immokalee_SWFREC_Field_Day.pdf

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