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Nematology

  • 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 to evaluate the role of plant-parasitic nematodes in grapevine decline in Pennsylvania.
  • Integrated tactics for sustainable nematode management, including cultural practices, allelopathic plants, nematicides, and biological controls.
  • Studies to determine the optimum environmental requirements of dagger nematodes and the potential of managing populations by altering environmental conditions.