Natural enemies of nematodes: Studies of complex soil environment aimed at favoring fungi and other organisms that limit plant nematode populations
Author AffiliationsR. Mankau is Assistant Nematologist, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 13(9):24-24. DOI:10.3733/ca.v013n09p24. September 1959.
Nematodes are attacked by a variety of organisms including protozoa, fungi, and other nematodes. There are indications that some bacteria may cause reductions in nematode populations and, although no virus diseases of nematodes are known at present, some conceivably exist.
Also in this issue:Plant nematology in California: State's: Crop losses led to first department for research in plant nematology to be established by experiment stations
Nematodes in plant quarantine: Detection of plant parasitic nematode infestations difficult because of complexity of possible causes of visible symptoms
Nematode structure and life: Wide range of life habits requires combination of characters for identification of parasites classified among nematodes
Field and vegetable crops: Wide ranges of crops and climatic conditions in California necessitate development of several diverse control programs
Nematodes in grape production: Distribution records show multiple infestations of two or more species of nematodes to be in most of California's vineyards
Citrus and avocado nematodes: Spread by nursery stock, by contaminated implements, and by water from irrigation canals that may drain infested land
Deciduous fruit and nut trees: Root-knot nematode on peach and root-lesion nematode on walnut cause serious problems for California orchardists
Nematodes on ornamentals: Root-knot, root-lesion, and more specialized or exotic forms may cause acute injuries in nursery, greenhouse, and garden
Biochemical relationships: Nematodes, plants, and linking soil components of complex problem of widespread, important pest of state's agriculture
Chemical control of nematodes: Effective nematocides relatively few in number but available in several forms for field use on perennial and annual crops
Factors influencing the results of fumigation of the California red scale
Inheritance of resistance to hydrocyanic acid fumigation in the California red scale