Section 1
Chapter 138

Microbiological studies on soil exhaustion caused by continuous cropping of rice in upland fields

Suzuki, T.; Matsuguchi, T.; Kubota, M.

Transactions, 10th International Congress of Soil Science, III: 150-156


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ne of the main causes of soil exhaustion was the fungal flora and parasitic nematodes in the rhizosphere. A new and simple method to estimate the severity of soil exhaustion was established by growing rice in the dark and observing the wilting behaviour. This corresponded with the severity of soil exhaustion and the abundance of root-infesting fungi and nematodes.

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