Location: Fruit and Tree Nut Research
Project Number: 6042-22000-024-08-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2018
End Date: Mar 31, 2021
Upon application of entomopathogenic nematodes for peachtree borer control determine: 1. If entomopathogenic nematodes contribute to suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes in peaches. 2. If Entomopathogenic nematodes contribute to controlling various root-feeding weevils found in peaches. 3. If entomopathogenic nematodes contribute to suppression of certain plant diseases such as Armillaria.
The nematode Steinernema carpocapsae will be applied for peachtree borer control. Subsequently efficacy in controlling peachtree borer, plant parasitic nematodes, root-weevils, and Armillaria will be assessed. The location of these experiments will be the USDA-ARS Southeast Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Byron, GA.