Michigan State University
The Michigan State University Applied Nematology lab investigates the effectiveness of different strategies in management of plant parasitic nematodes in crops such soybeans, corn, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals. We currently have research projects that include economically important nematodes such as root lesion, northern root knot, soybean cyst, sugar beet cyst, and dagger. Nematode community structure and soil health is also part of our research focus.
Plant parasitic nematode management in field crops, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals in Michigan are our research focus. In addition, the impact of different management practices on soil health are also considered.