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Author(s):Torello, W. A.
Author Affiliation:Professional Turfgrass Consulting
Title:Entomopathogenic nematodes: A review of current technology
Source:Our Collaborator. January 2006, p. 18-20, 22, 24, 27.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Rexford, NY: The Northeastern GCSA.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Nematoda; Pest profile; Oligochaeta; Entomopathogenic nematodes; Insect control; Coleoptera; Scapteriscus borellii; Temperatures; Light; Soil moisture; Soil texture; Soil pH; Application; Pesticides; White grubs; Pest control; Biological control
Abstract/Contents:States that "the 'conventional' wisdom...that grub control with nematodes does not work and [costs] way too much" is "wrong and wrong." Discusses the importance of selecting the right species of nematode and cites "UV light"; "soil moisture levels"; "soil texture"; and "soil temperature" as the abiotic factors that have the greatest effect on "nematode viability", adding that "soil pH has very little effect." Lists application rules and information on nematode/pesticide compatibility. States that using parasitic nematode for grub control, as compared to other methods, is "environmentally friendly", provides a "high degree of application safety," and "re-entry time, residues, groundwater contamination, chemical trespass and pollinators are not an issue."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Torello, W. A. 2006. Entomopathogenic nematodes: A review of current technology. Our Collaborator. p. 18-20, 22, 24, 27.
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