Introducing a world of nematodes
This short session will give an introduction to the different types of nematodes found in amenity turf grounds. Nematodes, or 'roundworms', are globally abundant microscopic microorganisms. Most have a positive impact on nutrient recycling, but some have evolved specialised feeding habits that classify them as unwanted pests. This session will look at nematodes which feed on plants, bacteria, fungi and insects, explaining why they are important to plant and soil health, providing you with knowledge of nematode biodiversity.
Presented by Dr Deborah Cox, Lagan Valley Scientific