Understanding the ecology of reniform nematodes in cotton
The reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) is a growing threat to the cotton industry. This project aimed to develop knowledge of the pathogen’s epidemiology - information crucial for developing targeted management strategies. Achievements included an understanding of:
nematode genetic diversity and cross crop activity;
its ecology in Australian soils; and
varietal differences between current cotton varieties. In addition, an evaluation of the efficacy of seed treatments as a control strategy found no positive responses.
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