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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Nematode and Disease Management of Deciduous Fruits

Location: Fruit and Nut Research

Title: Nematode control on peaches

item Nyczepir, Andrew
item Brannen, Paul

Submitted to: Southeastern Peach Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2012
Publication Date: 8/10/2012
Citation: Nyczepir, A.P., Brannen, P.M. 2012. Nematode control on peaches. In: editors, Horton, D., Brannen, P., Bellinger, B., Lockwood, D., Ritchie, D. 2012. Southeastern Peach Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin 1171. p. 52-53.

Interpretive Summary:

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 and 2) preplant crop rotation. In 2012, the Crop Rotation section was amended to include preplant control of root-knot nematode with tall fescue grass. The amended section reads as follows: "… In addition to wheat, MaxQ tall fescue prevents two species of root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne incognita and M. hapla, from multiplying, while also reducing M. javanica. MaxQ has also been shown to suppress root-lesion nematode populations. If ring nematode is present, MaxQ would not be effective. Likewise, if root-knot nematodes are present, wheat rotations would not be effective."

Last Modified: 10/19/2017
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