Journal of Entomology and Nematology
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Article Number - 4E4A1B59826


Vol.1(2), pp. 025-028 , June 2009

ISSN: 2006-9855



Full Length Research Paper

Nematode diversity in a soybean-sugarcane production system in a semi-arid region of Zimbabwe


M. D. Shoko1 and M. Zhou2




 

1Department of Agronomy, Stellenbosch University, Box X1, Matieland, RSA.

2School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA.


Email: shokom@africau.ac.zw






 Published: 30 June 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

This study was done to investigate the nematode diversity in a soybean-sugarcane production system in a semi- arid region of Zimbabwe .Results indicated thatPratylenchus, Helicotylenchus and Scutellonema had the highest populations per 100 cubic centimeters of soil before the planting of soybeans. Pratylenchus andCriconemella were not present after the harvesting of soybeans. Xiphinema andScutellonema were absent in the subsequent cane roots.  Basically there was a considerable reduction in nematode population in soils after harvesting soybeans

 

Key words: Nematodes, soybeans, sugarcane.


APA (2009). Nematode diversity in a soybean-sugarcane production system in a semi-arid region of Zimbabwe. Journal of Entomology and Nematology, 1(2), 025-028.
Chicago M. D. Shoko and M. Zhou. "Nematode diversity in a soybean-sugarcane production system in a semi-arid region of Zimbabwe." Journal of Entomology and Nematology 1, no. 2 (2009): 025-028.
MLA M. D. Shoko and M. Zhou. "Nematode diversity in a soybean-sugarcane production system in a semi-arid region of Zimbabwe." Journal of Entomology and Nematology 1.2 (2009): 025-028.
   
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