Submitted to: Southeastern Peach Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/25/2003
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Citation: Nyczepir, A.P., Ritchie, D., Brannen, P. 2003. Nematode control on peaches (2003). Southeastern Peach Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide. UGA Extension Service. p.31. Interpretive Summary: Certain plant-parasitic nematodes continue to be a problem on peach in the southeastern United States if not managed properly. A regional management guide for all southeastern peach producing states would be useful to growers to prevent confusion on what cultural and chemical control recommendations are available. A 2003 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide has been compiled with the assistance of extension and research scientists throughout the Southeast, with some contributors being from the Southwest [i.e., AL, AR, SC, FL, GA (State & ARS), LA, MS, NC, OK, TN and TX]. The nematode management section provides peach growers with updated information on which chemical nematicides and rotation crops to use for controlling ring, root-knot, and (or) root-lesion nematodes. Updates in 2003 include more specific information on utilization of Telone II fumigation for control of nematodes. This 2003 management guide will provide growers with the most current recommendation practices available for peach nematode control in the southeastern United States.
Technical Abstract: This guide covers multiple states and geographical areas in the southeastern United States. Pest problems vary across this region of the country, therefore there may be specific pest problems not covered in this guide. Additionally, pesticides (mostly trade names) may not be available in all production areas. Nematode management practices covered in this guide include 1) preplant soil fumigation, 2) preplant crop rotation, and 3) postplant nematicide treatment.