October 10th & 11th  |  9:00 AM — 3:00 PM  |  Long Beach Convention Center

Thursday, October 11th: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Turf
by J. Ole Becker, Ph.D

Plant-parasitic nematodes are tiny roundworms that live in soil or plant tissues. They feed on living plant cells and cause plant diseases that are often difficult to identify. Nematode-caused disease symptoms often resemble other biotic or abiotic problems such as fungal root diseases, insect damage, nutritional deficiencies or irrigation issues. This presentation will discuss the most common nematode problems in California turf, the methods used to detect and quantify the pests as well as their natural enemies and disease control strategies.

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J. Ole Becker
Cooperative Extension Specialist & Nematologist/Plant Pathologist (since 1992)
Dept. Nematology
University of California, Riverside

M.S and Ph.D. (Dr. sc. agr.) at Göttingen University, Germany
prior to current position, 10 years as research scientist in academia and biotech/agrochem industry
ca. 100 refereed scientific publications, 4 patents
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society of Nematologists Novartis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Agriculture

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