Nematode problems in ornamentals and turf and their sustainable management

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Plant-parasitic nematodes play a significant role in reducing the quality and yield of ornamental plants and turfgrasses in North America. Climate across the continent is highly varied and results in the propagation of thousands of different species of ornamentals and dozens of turfgrasses. While plant parasitic nematodes are generally classified into temperate and subtropical/tropical pathogens, considerable overlap does exist. Many of the nematodes which parasitize ornamentals and turfgrasses have wide host ranges and are extremely challenging to manage. With the loss of registration of many traditional nematicides, growers must often rely on cultural and management practices to reduce nematode populations with varied amounts of success.

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Nematode Diseases of Crops and Their Sustainable Management