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Ecology of the Pinewood Nematode in Southern Pine Chip PilesAuthor(s): L. David Dwinell
Source: Res. Pap. SE-258. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 16 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionThe optimum temperature range for pinewood nematodes in southern pine chips was 35 to 40° C. Nematode populations declined at temperatures of -20°C. at temperatures above 45°C. and in anaerobic environments. Wood moisture content and presence of bluestain fungus also influenced nematode populations.
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CitationDwinell, L. David. 1986. Ecology of the Pinewood Nematode in Southern Pine Chip Piles. Res. Pap. SE-258. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 16 p.
KeywordsBursaphelenchus xylophilus. temperature, bluestain, pine wilt, slash pine, loblolly pine, pathogen
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