Additional Resources About Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD)

Extension and Magazine Articles

  • Paudel, B.R., Di Gioia, F., Zhu, Q., Zhao, X., Ozores-Hampton, M. Swisher, M.E., Sattanno, K., Hong, J.C., and Rosskopf, E.N. Implementation of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation in Florida Tomato Production. University of Florida Extension. Available at
  • Muramoto, J., Di Gioia, F., Butler, D.M., Daugovish, O. ,Louws, F.J. ,Rosskopf, E. and Shennan, C. 2021. Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation as an Organic Systems-Based Approach. Organic Farmer Magazine.
    Part 1: Biological Method Suppresses Soilborne Pathogens and Pests and Improves Crop Health. Available at
    Part 2: ASD Implementation Strategies for Different Regions in the U.S. Available at

Webinars, Videos and Podcasts


Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Conference Presentations and Posters

  • March 2023 Research Update Poster on the ASD Easy Project for the USDA NIFA OREI PI Meeting
  • Di Gioia, F. 2022. Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) for Organic High Tunnels. Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Proceedings. (pp. 126-127). Richfield, PA: Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association.
  • Balaguer, R., Di Gioia, F., Rosskopf, E. 2022. Evaluating Carbon Sources for Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) in High Tunnel Production in Pennsylvania. Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Proceedings. (pp. 44). Richfield, PA: Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association.
  • Erin Rosskopf, Jason Hong, Francesco Di Gioia, Raymond Balaguer Barbosa, Xin Zhao, Isaac Vincent, Nan Xu, Natalia Peres, Johan Desaeger, David Moreira Calix, Juliana Baggio Silveira, Joji Muramoto, Kaydene Williams, Ole Becker, Antoon Ploeg, Philipp Simon, and Carol Shennan. 2022. Progress and Pitfalls in the Development of Non-chemical Soilborne Pest Control. Proceedings of the 2022 Methyl Bromide Alternative Outreach Conference.