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Green Manure Approaches to Crop Production: A Synthesis
A green manure (GM) is a crop used primarily as a soil amendment and a nutrient source for subsequent crops. Green manure approaches to crop production may improve economic viability, while reducingExpand
Nematodes are a highly diverse group of organisms that show a variety of adaptations to extremes in soil and plant environments, and entry into anhydrobiosis or other extreme states allows long-term survival in unusually stressful environments. Expand
Green Manure as Nitrogen Source for Sweet Corn in a Warm–Temperate Environment
A 2-yr field study to evaluate growth and decomposition of sunn hemp, blue lupin, and Cahaba white vetch used as GM to provide N for sweet corn in a reduced tillage system in northern Florida found the practical value of this benefit is low. Expand
Nematode communities as indicators of status and processes of a soil ecosystem influenced by agricultural management practices
Abstract Nematode communities were monitored for three years in a citrus soil ecosystem in Central Florida under various agricultural regimes comparing standard vs. reduced-input practices.Expand
Influence of organic Crotalaria juncea hay and ammonium nitrate fertilizers on soil nematode communities
Fertilization with sunn hemp hay maintained greaternumbers of nematodes involved in nutrient cycling as compared to ammonium nitrate, consistent with a disturbed and nutrient-enriched soil food web undergoing bacterial decomposition. Expand
Overview of organic amendments for management of plant-parasitic nematodes, with case studies from Florida.
  • R. Mcsorley
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of nematology
  • 15 June 2011
While amendments may improve plant growth and stimulate soil food webs, additional study and testing are needed before they could be used reliably for management of plant-parasitic nematodes under Florida conditions. Expand
Adaptation of soil solarization to the integrated management of soilborne pests of tomato under humid conditions.
ABSTRACT Soil solarization was shown to be cost effective, compatible with other pest management tactics, readily integrated into standard production systems, and a valid alternative to preplantExpand
Host Suitability of Potential Cover Crops for Root-knot Nematodes.
  • R. Mcsorley
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of nematology
  • 15 December 1999
Several potential cover crops were evaluated for their susceptibility to Meloidogyne arenaria, and several of the crops evaluated were very poor hosts or non-hosts of the nematode isolates, including several legumes that have potential use in both nematodes and nitrogen management. Expand
Cattle grazing increases microbial biomass and alters soil nematode communities in subtropical pastures
Examination of impacts of cattle grazing on belowground communities and soil processes in humid grasslands in south-central Florida reveals detection of grazing impact deeper into the hierarchy of the decomposition process in soil, and illustrates the complexity of responses to grazing in the soil foodweb. Expand
Effects of Cover Cropping, Solarization, and Soil Fumigation on Nematode Communities
Omnivorous nematodes were the most sensitive nematode trophic group, with impact from soil treatment lasting until the end of the pepper crop, whereas, this level of suppression could not be achieved by either CP or solarization alone. Expand