Nematodes and Viticulture
Poor vineyard performance? Consider nematodes as a likely participant.
by James Stamp
Mar 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
What are Nematodes? Nematodes are a natural component of the rhizosphere, the ecosystem comprising the space around and within a plant’s root system. These often microscopic animals are one of the world’s most diverse groups of organisms, occupying habitats ranging from the tropics to deep sea trenches to the polar ice caps. Nematodes are the most numerous multicellular animals on earth. A handful of soil may contain thousands of these so-called roundworms, many of them parasites of...
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