Nematodes Expected to be a Problem Again for Florida Specialty Growers

Jim Rogers Pests, Research, Specialty Crops

By Clint Thompson Another spring production season means another year of nematode management required for Florida’s specialty crop producers. Johan Desaeger, assistant professor of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, discusses why growers should always be wary of the microscopic worm-like pests. “They’re a problem every …

Certis Product Effective Against Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Jim Rogers Agri-business, Fumigation, Specialty Crops

By Clint Thompson One of the worst pests of specialty crops in the Southeast has met its match with a new product from Certis Biologicals. It recently announced the launch of MeloCon® LC, which helps control plant-parasitic nematodes, says Karla Medina, Certis Regional Field Development Manager.   “Nematodes are one of the worst hidden enemies that you don’t see on …