Submitted to: Southeastern Peach Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/25/2006
Publication Date: 2/12/2006
Citation: Nyczepir, A.P., Ritchie, D., Brannen, P.M. 2006. Nematode control on peaches. In: Horton, D., Brannen, P., Bellinger, B., Richie, D., editors. Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide. Bul. #1171. Athens, GA: UGA Cooperative Extension Service. p. 38-39. 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 2006 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide has been compiled and amended 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 current information on which chemical nematicides and rotation crops to use for controlling ring, root-knot, and (or) root-lesion nematodes. The section on “waiting period” to plant after Telone II application was slightly modified to further emphasize the phytotoxic consequences if planting trees before fumigant has had a chance to dissipate from soil. This 2006 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.