Archive | Nematodes

summary of nematode research under NRI funding

Analyses of Nematode Communities in the WISCT Preliminary Analysis of 1995 Data from the Arlington Site

The objective of this project is to determine if the cropping systems differ in terms of the types and taxa of nematodes present. Our long term goals are to determine how the nematode community contributes to the “rotation effect” and to develop predictive uses for nematode community structure. Author: Ann MacGuidwin More »

Diversity of Nematodes in WICST - 1995

Our objective is to determine population densities of soil-dwelling nematodes.  Nematodes are the most abundant multicellular animal in the soil.  The majority of nematodes feed on bacteria, fungi, and small soil animals, but there are also groups that parasitize plants.  Plant-parasitic nematodes hare harmful to crop growth and productivity.  Microbivorous nematodes are beneficial because they [...] More »

Nematode Communities in WICST - 1992

The Arlington and Lakeland sites of WICST were sampled in July and in September to determine the influence of three cropping systems on the composition of nematode communities: continuous corn (R1), soybean-corn (R2), and soybean/winter wheat-red clover/ corn (R3).  Soil samples collected at two depths were assayed for nematodes using an incubation procedure.  Nematodes were [...] More »