Research & Extension

Nematode Research at GCREC

 

Our lab focuses on studying distribution, biology, damage potential and integrated management of plant-parasitic nematodes in horticultural and ornamental crops in Florida. A list of ongoing research projects and readily available resources pertaining to the understanding and management of nematodes in Florida are listed below grouped largely by plant category.

Small Fruits- Strawberry

RnE-Foliar_or_Bud_NematodesFoliar or Bud Nematodes in Florida Strawberries

J Desaeger and JW Noling ~ Foliar or bud nematodes (Aphelenchoides spp.) were until recently largely unknown to strawberry growers in Florida, and very little is… [read more]

RnE-Nematodes_mgmtNematode Management in Strawberries

JW Noling ~ The sting nematode, Belonolaimus longicaudatus, is a pest of major importance to commercial strawberry production in Florida. Although… [read more]

RnE-PPT-Strawberries- AReviewofNematodeProblemsinFLStrawberryFieldsPPT: A Review of Nematode Problems in Florida Strawberry Fields

J Desaeger, JW Noling, N Peres, and J Renkema ~ Antwerp 2017  [read more]

RnE-PPT-Strawberries-IntroPotentiallydamagingnematodesinFlstrawberryfieldswtransplantmaterialPPT: Introduction of potentially damaging nematodes in Florida strawberry fields with transplant material

J Desaeger and JW Noling ~ AgriTech 2017  [read more]

RnE-PPT-Strawberries-InvasiveNematodesPuttingSqueezeonFloridaStrawberrierPPT: Are invasive nematodes putting squeeze on Florida strawberries?

J Desaeger, JW Noling, RN Inserra, JA Brito, and SA Subbotin ~ 2017 [read more]

RnE-POSTER-FoliarNematodes-apotentialthreattoFloridastrawberriesandataxanomicchallengePOSTER: Foliar Nematodes- a potential threat to Florida strawberries and a taxonomic challenge

AC Ruthes, P Dahlin, RN Inserra, and J Desaeger ~ In the early 1900s, foliar nematodes were reported in… [read more]

Vegetables – Tomato

RnE-Nem_mgmt_tomatoesNematode Management in Tomatoes

J W Noling ~ Plant parasitic nematodes are small microscopic roundworms that live in the soil and attack the roots of plants. Crop production… [read more]

RnE-Nem_mgmt_FLTomProcChemical and Biological Nematicide Testing in Tomato and Cucurbits

Since the phase-out of methyl bromide, nematode management in Florida agriculture has become much more… [read more]

EDISheaderCRSPR: A Technical Breakthrough for Tomato Research

TG Lee ~ You probably have heard of CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”). This contemporary biological technology is one of the latest and most… [read more]

RnE-Poster-ImpactofRKNandFusariumWiltTomatoPOSTER: Impact of RKNs and Fusarium wilt on Tasti-Lee tomato isolines with or without nematode and disease resistance

H Regmi, C Land, GE Vallad, SF Hutton, and J Desaeger ~ Root-knot nematode (RKNs) (Meloidogyne spp.) are cosmopolitan in… [read more]

Vegetables – Cucurbit

RnE-Nem_mgmt_cucurbitsNematode Management in Cucurbits

J W Noling ~ Plant-parasitic nematodes are small microscopic roundworms that live in the soil and attack the roots of plants. Crop production… [read more]

Vegetables – Other

RnE-Nem_mgmt_tomatoesNematode Management in Peppers

J W Noling ~ Plant parasitic nematodes are small microscopic roundworms that live in the soil and attack the roots of plants. Crop production… [read more]

EDISheaderNematode Management in Sweet Potatoes (including Boniatos)

J W Noling ~ Plant-parasitic nematodes are small microscopic roundworms that live in the soil and attack the roots of plants. Crop-production… [read more]

Hops

EDISheaderEvaluating hop cultivars for root-knot nematode resistance (photos)
RnE-USDAHopsHandbookUSDA Hops Handbook

Several species of nematodes (a.k.a.“eelworms”) feed on hop roots but are generally considered of minor importance to hop production. The perennial nature of hop… [read more]

Nematode Management

 

EDISheaderOptimizing soil fumigation practices- to be posted
EDISheaderEvaluating compact bed geometries for improved nematode control- to be posted
RnE-Nem_mgmt_covercropsCover Crops for Managing Root-Knot Nematodes

HK Gill and R McSorley ~ Nematodes are unsegmented roundworms belonging to the to the Phylum Nematoda. Nematodes are found in almost all habitats, but… [read more]

RnE-Nem_mgmt_organicNematode Management in Organic Agriculture

R Krueger and R McSorley ~ Nematodes are usually microscopic in size and are classified as unsegmented worms, belonging to the Phylum Nematoda… [read more]

RnE-PPT-NewandUpcomingNematodeMgmtOpportunitiesforFLAgPPT: New And Upcoming Nematode Management Opportunities For Florida Agriculture

J Desaeger ~ Florida AgExpo 2016 [read more]

RnE-PPT-NematodeMgmt-EvaluationofNewChemicalandBiologicalNematicidesonStrawberriesandVegetablesPPT: Evaluation of New Chemical and Biological Nematicides on Strawberries and Vegetables

J Desaeger ~ AgriTech 2018 [read more]

RnE-PPT-NewNematodeMgmtOptionsforVegandStrawberriesPPT: New Nematode Management Options for Vegetables and Strawberries

J Desaeger ~ 2017 [read more]

RnE-PPT-Nematodes-EvalofNewFluorineNematicidesPPT: Nematodes, covert operators in Florida’s farms

J Desaeger ~ GCREC Seminar Series 2017 [read more]

RnE-PPT-Nematodes-NewOpportunitiesforNematode MgmtinFLPPT: New Opportunities for Nematode Management in Florida

J Desaeger ~ 2017 [read more]

RnE-CommonGeneraofPlantParasiticNematodesPOSTER: Common Genera of Plant Parasitic Nematodes

E McGawley and C Overstreet ~ Common Genera of Plant-parasitic Nematodes Poster [read more]

Soil Health Research

EDISheaderIdentification and characterization of nematode suppressive soils in Florida ~ to be posted
RnE-Nem_mgmt_covercropsCover Crops for Managing Root-Knot Nematodes

HK Gill and R McSorley ~ Nematodes are unsegmented roundworms belonging to the to the Phylum Nematoda. Nematodes are found in almost all habitats, but… [read more]

EDISheaderEvaluate effect of fumigant and nematicide applications on nematode feeding groups ~ to be posted
RnE-PPT-Tomato-EvalofNewFluorineNematicidesPPT: Evaluation of new fluorine-based non-fumigant nematicides in Florida

J Desaeger ~ Society of Nematologists Annual Meeting 2017 [read more]

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