• Evaluation of commercial and experimental nematicides for efficacy at different rates and under different conditions including the addition of soil conditioners.
  • Studies of allelopathic plants in laboratory and field for their ability to suppress populations of plant-parasitic nematodes when used as a rotation or green manure crop.
  • Field surveys are being conducted to evaluate the role of plant-parasitic nematodes in grapevine decline in Pennsylvania.
  • Integrated tactics for sustainable nematode management are being developed, which include cultural practices, allelopathic plants, nematicides, and biological controls.
  • Surveys to collect and identify potentially useful nematode biocontrol agents will be conducted in Pennsylvania orchards.
  • Studies will determine the optimum environmental requirements of dagger nematodes and the potential of managing populations by altering environmental conditions.