Effect of Soil Texture and Moisture on the Activity of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Against Female Boophilus annulatus Ticks

@article{Alekseev2005EffectOS,
  title={Effect of Soil Texture and Moisture on the Activity of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Against Female Boophilus annulatus Ticks},
  author={Eugene Alekseev and Itamar Glazer and Michael Samish},
  journal={BioControl},
  year={2005},
  volume={51},
  pages={507-518}
}
Soil texture, chemistry and moisture have a profound effect upon the activity and persistence of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs). Whereas nematodes’ natural habitat is within the soil, ticks and other arthropod pests prefer to stay on the soil surface and under stones or leaf litter; they spend much of their life cycle in the humid environment of the soil upper layer, therefore consideration of the effect of the soil environment on nematode activity is a pre-requisite for the sucessful use of… CONTINUE READING

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