Tag: Nematodes

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction of the… Read More

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction of the… Read More

Summer is Time to Solarize Your Garden

By solarizing your vegetable garden, you can kill weed seeds and pests in the soil, including nematodes, (tiny worm-like organisms that feed on plant roots) without using chemicals. Basically, you will be covering your garden with clear plastic… Read More

UF/IFAS Hopping Along With Brew Crop, Despite Root-Knot Nematode Finding

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists believe they can control some nematodes that can harm or even kill plants as they try to grow hops to help quench the ever-growing demand for craft beer. Zhanao Deng, a… Read More

Controlling Pest Nematodes: A Big Problem in Vegetable Gardens

Nematodes are a big  problem for home vegetable gardeners, especially when vegetable production goes down. In Florida, there are no approved chemicals for use in home gardens. To battle nematodes, use some of the cultural practices in this post. As a result, you will… Read More

Fact Sheet: Ixora leaf spots and chlorosis are common. What to do?

What are those purple leaf spots? Why are these leaves yellowing and dying? See this fact sheet (as well as video) to grow healthy ixora:                                 1. To get the fact sheet, click here:  Ixora Spots: A… Read More