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2013

LSU Master's Theses

Reniform nematode

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The Influence Of Commerce Silt Loam Soil Texture On Reproduction And Pathogenicity Of Rotylenchulus Reniformis On Cotton, Déborah Magalhães Xavier Jan 2013

The Influence Of Commerce Silt Loam Soil Texture On Reproduction And Pathogenicity Of Rotylenchulus Reniformis On Cotton, Déborah Magalhães Xavier

LSU Master's Theses

Greenhouse and microplot studies were conducted to evaluate the influence of soil texture on reproduction and pathogenicity of Rotylenchulus reniformis (reniform nematode) on cotton. A 45 day duration greenhouse experiment confirmed the pathogenicity of an isolate of R. reniformis from Avoyelles Parish on Stoneville LA887 cotton. A series of greenhouse experiments were conducted with three geographic isolates of R. reniformis (identified as Avoyelles, Evangeline, and Rapides to indicate the Parish of origin) on Stoneville LA887, Stoneville 5288B2F, and Phytogen 375WF cotton growing in soils with varying textures for 60 days. Soil types with sand, silt, and clay contents ranging from ...


Influence Of Soil Nutrients On Reproduction And Pathogenicity Of Rotylenchulus Reniformis On Cotton, Herath Mudiyanselage Manjula Thaminda Kularathna Jan 2013

Influence Of Soil Nutrients On Reproduction And Pathogenicity Of Rotylenchulus Reniformis On Cotton, Herath Mudiyanselage Manjula Thaminda Kularathna

LSU Master's Theses

Among the variety of pathogens of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), nematodes play a major role in reducing yield. Across the U.S. cotton belt, millions of dollars are lost annually due to nematode infestation. In the Mid-South and Southeast United States, root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) and reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) are responsible for the highest percentage of damage. Crop rotation and nematicides are currently the most commonly used management strategies for nematode management. Soil fertility, which has a direct effect on plant growth, is also known to influence disease severity. Therefore, soil fertility would be an additional factor to consider for ...