Submitted to: Southeastern Peach Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/25/2008
Publication Date: 2/12/2008
Citation: Nyczepir, A.P., Ritchie, D., Brannen, P.M. 2008. Nematode control of peaches. In: Horton, D., Brannen, P., Bellinger, B., Ritchie, D., editors. Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin Number 1171. p. 46-47. 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 2008 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. This 2008 management guide provides 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.