Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Managed Golf Course Greens throughout Canada

dc.contributor.advisorJordan, Katerina
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Taylor
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-29T21:12:10Z
dc.date.available2016-01-29T21:12:10Z
dc.date.copyrightJan-16
dc.date.created2016-01-21
dc.date.issued2016-01-29
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Plant Agricultureen_US
dc.degree.departmentGuelph Turfgrass Instituteen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmePlant Agricultureen_US
dc.description.abstractPlant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) feed on the roots of plants, reducing the uptake of nutrients and water. Accurate identification and quantification of PPN populations and understanding the population dynamics are key to managing these destructive pests in golf greens. This research was conducted to compare two nematode extraction techniques, identify the genera of PPN present on golf greens throughout Canada, determine conditions that influence PPN populations, and identify effective low-risk nematicides. Five predominant nematode genera were present in Canadian golf greens: Meloidogyne, Heterodera, Tylenchorhynchus, Helicotylenchus and Criconemoides, all of which were more effectively extracted using the sugar centrifugation technique. Golf courses in coastal cities had higher populations than those that were inland and greens established over 20 years ago had more PPN than newer greens. Some of the variation in PPN populations could be explained by soil properties and management techniques. None of the nematicides tested effectively reduced nematode populations.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/9506
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectTurfgrassen_US
dc.subjectNematodesen_US
dc.subjectGolf Greensen_US
dc.titlePlant-Parasitic Nematodes in Managed Golf Course Greens throughout Canadaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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