Research Papers: Evaluation of Nematicides and Methods of Their Application for Control of Nematodes on Field Corn
Keywords:Chemical Control, Nematicides, Methods of Application, Sting Nematode, Stubby-Root Nematode, Lance Nematode
AbstractSoil fumigants and nonvolatile nematicides increased growth and yield of field corn (Zea mays L.) over that of control plots in a 2-yr study. Nematicide treatments increased average yields by 28% in 1977 and 58% in 1978. Increases in yield were related to control of Belonolaimus longicaudatus. Application of phenamiphos, carbofuran, aldicarb, and oxamyl in a 38-cm band incorporated with rotary wheels just prior to planting controlled B. longicaudatus better than applying the chemicals in a 25-cm band in front of the press wheel or in the seed furrow with the planter. However, grain yields were not significantly different between treatments.