Bright’s Hybrid® 5 rootstock is an advanced clonal selection of one of the most popular peach/almond hybrid rootstocks. Bright’s Hybrid® 5 is an excellent rootstock choice for replant sites where vigor and nematode resistance is required. It is deep-rooted, well-anchored, salt tolerant, and drought tolerant versus standard peach rootstocks for almonds. It is considered a mid-size hybrid versus other popular peach/almond hybrid rootstocks and has high pH tolerance. Clonal propagation of this rootstock provides more uniform growth and performance than Bright’s Hybrid from seed. This selection was a survivor in an orchard with high pH due to excess calcium. (cv ArthurV) USPP#18,782 P3
Oregon State University researchers developed molecular tools to work with commercially available kits that allow the user to quickly and effectively test plants for the disease, using a dipstick that reveals the presence of the pathogen within minutes.