Positive results on Phytophthora and orange trees

We were recently approached by a grower who advised that they suspected they had Phytophthora in their orange & lemon orchard. As most farmers would know, Phytophthora is a fungal disease which is soil and water borne. It causes root and collar rot, which means a slow death to infected trees.

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Control of Nematodes by Nematophagous Fungi

Neutrog’s Microbiologist and R&D Manager, Dr. Uwe Stroeher’s recent article ‘Control of Nematodes by Nematophagous Fungi’ was recently published in the winter issue of the The Australian Agronomist Magazine.
Uwe discusses how to control nematode pests without chemicals and yet still maintain a healthy soil biota.

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Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture by Mutualistic and Free Living Bacteria

The Australian Agronomist Magazine Autumn 2020 features an article by Neutrog’s Microbiologist and R&D Manager, Dr. Uwe Stroeher called ‘Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture by Mutualistic and Free Living Bacteria.’ Uwe discusses the role nitrogen fixation plays within plant tissues of legumes or within the soil itself by free living bacteria, and how bacteria can turn atmospheric nitrogen into a plant-useable form such as ammonia.

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The Plant Microbiome

The Australian Agronomist Magazine​’s Spring 2019 issue features an article from Neutrog’s Microbiologist and R&D Manager, Dr. Uwe Stroeher. Titled ‘The Plant Microbiome’, Uwe discusses soil microbes which can significantly enhance plant health and growth, as well as positively affect crop yield in a world with a growing population and a potentially changing environment, where food security has become a major agricultural challenge.

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Carbon Dioxide and Water Use Efficiency

The Australian Agronomist Magazine Summer 2019 issue features an article by Neutrog’s Microbiologist, Dr. Uwe Stroeher called ‘Carbon Dioxide and Water Use Efficiency.’ Uwe talks about the current economic and climatic conditions which are presenting some never before seen challenges to Australian agriculture, and how carbon dioxide and its availability plays a critical role in water use efficiency in plants.

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