​​Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Cotton

February 2014 | 22 min., 40 sec.
by Terry Wheeler
Texas A&M AgriLife Research


​This presentation will help consultants, cotton producers, and other practitioners in the cotton growing regions of the U.S. where nematodes effect cotton production. Management of plant parasitic nematodes involves use of nematicides, germplasm with resistant genes, and crop rotation. However, the specific management options change for different nematode species and population densities, different yield goals, different cropping systems, and differing levels of soil variability. At the end of this presentation, the practitioner should have a good understanding of what management options should be used for specific situations.

About the Presenter

Terry WheelerTerry Wheeler graduated with a MS from Texas A&M University in plant pathology and then a PhD from North Carolina State University in plant pathology. Both degrees were obtained with a specialization in plant nematology (work was conducted with root-knot nematode species on tobacco and peanut). Dr. Wheeler then worked as a research associate at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Wooster, OH on potato early dying (a disease complex involving Verticillium wilt and lesion nematode), and then at Ohio State University on soybean cyst nematode. In 1994, Dr. Wheeler moved to Lubbock, TX to work on cotton and peanut diseases in the Southern High Plains of Texas for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (later renamed as Texas A&M AgriLife Research). Nematodes are one of the most important and consistent issues facing cotton production in this region and Dr. Wheeler has worked extensively in nematode management (chemical, germplasm, and crop rotation) with both the root-knot and reniform nematodes.​​

Contact Information:
Email: twheeler@ag.tamu.edu


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