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Author(s):Holcomb, G. E.
Author Affiliation:LSU AgCenter
Title:Nematodes on turfgrass
Source:The Louisiana Turfgrass Bulletin. Vol. 40, No. 4, 2003, p. 5-6.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Nematoda; Plant parasitic nematodes; Root systems; Cultural control; Chemical control; Nematode control; Problem diagnosis; Symptoms
Abstract/Contents:Discusses nematodes, which are "nonsegmented roundworms that are mostly microscopic in size...nematodes are soil inhabitants and most are beneficial. Beneficial nematodes feed on bacteria, fungi and other microscopic organisms. Some beneficials are used as biological control agents to control insects." Describes plant parasitic nematodes, which "can be distinguished by the presence of a stylet or spear-like mouth part similar in structure to a hypodermic needle." Explains how nematodes negatively affect turfgrasses, stating that they "damage the turfgrass root system when feeding and reduce the plants ability to obtain water and nutrients from the soil." Presents other symptoms of nematode infestation. Discusses ways to address the problem if a nematode infestation is discovered. Suggests a variety of cultural practices on established turf to reduce the impact of problematic nematodes, stating that "low mowing stresses the turf...avoid excess nitrogen fertilizer" and other suggestions. Discusses using chemical practices to help combat problematic nematodes, stating that "chemical use may be necessary even on well managed turf to control nematodes."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Holcomb, G. E. 2003. Nematodes on turfgrass. The Louisiana Turfgrass Bulletin. 40(4):p. 5-6.
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