Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 12, 2007
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Five tests were conducted in 2005 and 2006 to evaluate the effects of early planting on reniform nematode numbers in soil and roots of commercial cotton varieties. Three of the tests included ten a priori nematicide treatments as an additional factor. Early planting reduced soil populations of reniform nematode in some trials but had no effect in others. The effects of planting date on root infection were inconsistent, though in two instances more infection was documented in early planted cotton than normal planted cotton. Neither the nematicide treatments nor combinations of nematicide treatments and planting dates significantly affected reniform nematode soil populations measured five weeks after planting.