The past two days I dedicated to preparing firs for my upcoming experiments. I washed all the peat and perlite from the root systems and potted them in DeePots. I’m working with Abies fraseri (Fraser fir), Abies balsamea var. phanerolepsis (Canaan fir), and two seed sources of Abies nordmanniana (Nordmann fir).
After two long days this is what I had:
If they knew I was plotting to kill them they might not be so calm. Flooding and fungal-like organisms are in their future.
Next up is culturing two isolates of Phytophthora on rice. I pick up my inoculum cultures next week. Since I’m giving my firs phytophthora infested rice I thought I might include some General Tso’s chicken, it’s the least I can do.