Project Number: 2072-22000-046-023-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2022
End Date: Oct 31, 2024
To identify and determine the host range of plant-parasitic nematodes affecting the Pacific Northwest nursery industry.
Soil and root samples will be collected from up to six different nursery crops from 3-5 ornamental nurseries located in Oregon and Washington. Plant-parasitic nematodes will be extracted using Baermann funnels and then identified by morphological and molecular methods. The host range of the identified nematodes will then be evaluated against nursery crops and common nursery weed species in greenhouse pot trials.