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Soil testing is required to identify if nematodes are a problem and their threshold levels also. Low levels of nematodes can effect root health, yet turf quality and density may be acceptable. Following is a list of different nematode species found within Australian turfgrass and their threshold levels as identified following laboratory testing within 200ml of soil. Listed is the common name, species scientific name and threshold value for each (source Westgate Research Pty Ltd):
Below are a list of Ectoparasitic nematodes which feed on the outside of the plant. They are arranged from the smallest, being a Pin nematode at >0.4mm body length, to the largest being Sting nematode at > 1.5mm body length.
Warm-and cool-season turfgrasses.
Eisenback, J.D. (2002) Identification Guides for the Most Common Genera of Plant -Parasitic Nematodes. Mactode Publications : Virginia. Neylan, J. (1996) TU201 Final Report: Nematode types and levels in bowling greens, Horticulture Australia funded project, pp. 33.
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