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Nematodes in the hoophouse

publication date: Nov 1, 2014
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Growing in a hoophouse has all the benefits of a warmer micro-climate. Unfortunateroot knot nematodely that can come with some of the disadvantages of warmer climates, such as pests and diseases not seen in outdoor crops. For us in central Virginia, winter-hardiness zone 7, that now includes Root Knot Nematodes (RKN). Nematodes are soil-borne, have a wide host range, and are hard to control. They move only 3-4’ per year on their own, but people move them on shoes, tools, etc. It’s been hard to find an organic approach to management of this pest. I’m offering what I’ve learned so far, so other growers have a starting point if nematodes show up in your hoophouse.

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