The European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings have been published, and three collaborative research projects between ICL Specialty Fertilizers and partners were selected for the publication. One of the selected papers is ‘Ascophyllum nodosum extract use in plant parasitic nematode abundance and diversity on a golf green’, submitted by Royal Holloway PhD student Tamsin Williams.
Reducing PPN on the green
To conduct this four-year research, ICL and Royal Holloway, University of London joined forces in 2016. The research illustrates how applications of WSF with seaweed extract SMX can be used to reduce variability and abundance of Helicotylenchus plant parasitic nematodes (PPN) on a golf green. It also illustrates how spatially variable PPN populations can be on turf and the need to ensure robust sampling to determine the extent of populations of this turf pest.
Download the full paper here:
Williams, T.I., Gange, A.C. and Owen, A.G. 2020. Ascophyllum nodosum extract use in plant parasitic nematode abundance and diversity on a golf green. Selected Papers for the 7th ETS Conference. Rasen. Turf. Gazon. 3/2020. 84-85
Tamsin has one year to go in this project, and we look forward to informing the industry about the outcomes as soon as possible. For more details on this research project, read this article:
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