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Biological suppression of root-lesion nematodes in grain-growing soils

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Seymour, N. P. (2014) Biological suppression of root-lesion nematodes in grain-growing soils. Project Report. Grains Research & Development Corporation.

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Article Link: http://finalreports.grdc.com.au/DAQ00164


Root-lesion nematodes (RLNs) are found on 75% of grain farms in southern Queensland (QLD) and northern New South Wales (NSW) and are significant pests. This project confirmed that biological suppression of RLNs occurs in soils, examined what organisms are involved and how growers might enhance suppressiveness of soils. Field trials, and glasshouse and laboratory bioassays of soils from fields with contrasting management practices, showed suppressiveness is favoured with less tillage, more stubble and continuous intensive cropping, particularly in the top 15cm of soil. Through extensive surveys key organisms, Pasteuria bacteria, nematode-trapping fungi and predatory nematodes were isolated and identified as being present.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops > Grain. Cereals
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science
Live Archive:10 Nov 2011 04:35
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:43

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