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2015 to 2018

Chysanthemum is a major cut-flower crop in greenhouses in the Netherlands that is grown in soil. The soil is disinfected frequently by steaming. In this project we examine whether soil microbial communities added to sterile soil can influence aboveground plant chemistry, and reduce the severity of aboveground pests, and the efficiency of predators of these pests. This project is a Public-Private Coorporation (PPS).

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NWO-Groen

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