Control of Globodera rostochiensis in Relation to Method of Applying Nematodes


  • B. B. Brodie


Soaking potato tuber pieces for 15 min in 8,000 [mu]g/ml of oxamyl just before planting reduced the number of Globodera rostochiensis cysts that developed on potato roots, but this treatment was phytotoxic. Five foliar applications of 1.12 kg a.i./ha of oxamyl or carbofuran at 10-day intervals beginning when 90% of the plants had emerged suppressed increase in G. rostochiensis densities. Similar foliar applications of phenamiphos were ineffective in controlling G. rostochiensis. Soil applications (in the row at planting) of aldicarb, carbofuran, phenamiphos, ethoprop, and oxamyl at 5.6 kg a.i./ha reduced the numbers of white females that developed on potato roots, but only those treatments involving aldicarb and oxamyl suppressed G. rostochiensis population increase. Combined soil and foliar treatments did not provide any advantage over soil treatment alone, as soil applications of 5.6 kg a.i./ha alone were equal to, or better than, combined soil (3.4 kg a.i./ha) and foliar (2.2 kg a.i./ha) applications in controlling G. rostochiensis. Key words: chemical control, Globodera rostochiensis, seed treatments, soil treatments, foliar treatments.