Nematicidal Injection: Targeted Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of Trees and Vines

  • D. R. Viglierchio
  • A. R. Maggenti
  • R. V. Schmittt
  • G. A. Paxman


Pressurized injection of nematicidal solutions was effective for control of nematodes within trees and vines. Significant (P = 0.01) control of Pratylenchus vulnus on grape was attained with four nonfumigants (carbofuran, oxamyl, phenamiphos, and sulfocarb) and one fumigant nematicide (DBCP). Pratylenchus penetrans was controlled (P = 0.05 and 0.1) in apples and walnuts with sulfocarh and oxamyl. This species also was controlled in apples with carbofuran and phenamiphos. The advantages of pressure injection over traditional methods of nematicide applications are discussed. Key Words: grapes, apples, walnuts, Pratylenchus vulnus, P. penetrans.