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Nematology at Cornell

A History, by W.F. Mai

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Major Research Projects in Plant Nematology at Cornell

Research experiments have been classified in approximately 40 research projects in a variety of areas. Research has been conducted on a number of different kinds of plant pathogenic nematodes including the stem and bulb nematodes of onions (Ditylenchus dipsaci), the golden nematode of potatoes (Heterodera rostochiensis), nematodes attacking roots of fruit trees (primarily Pratylenchus penetrans), nematodes attacking roots of vegetables and nursery crops (Meloidogyne hapla and others), and a cyst nematode attacking table beets and cabbage, (Heterodera schachtii).

Most of the studies have been conducted on plant parasitic nematodes but other soil inhabiting nematodes and other soil-inhabiting organisms have been included in the tests.

Chemical control has received major attention but other control measures have received increasing attention in recent years. Although nematode control has been emphasized other areas have been studied - such as nematode physiology, taxonomy, morphology and life cycles; nematode population dynamics; relation of nematodes with other soil organisms; and nematode-plant relations.

Table 2. Research Projects in Nematology at Cornell

Dr. W.F. Mai's Research Projects

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DATE INVESTIGATOR PROJECT # TITLE
1955-57 Mai, Cetas, Kent* Hatch 128
B.J. 79
A study of the factors affecting the efficiency of potato spraying and dusting
1955-58 Mai, Newhall, Lewis* Hatch 133 The bulb nematode disease of onions
1947-48 Mai, Newhall, Massey, Chitwood* State Proj. 174 The golden nematode disease of potatoes
1957-58 Mai, Harrison, Kent* State Proj. 174 The golden nematode disease of potatoes
1958   Grange League Fed. Survey of nematode damage to forage and nursery crops
1960 Harrison, Mai, Kent* State Proj. 174 The golden nematode disease of potatoes
1957-59 Mai, Parker, Fisher, Edgerton, Brase, Kirkpatrick* Hatch 188 (NE-34)
State Proj. 274
Biology and control of nematodes associated with plant diseases: parasitic on roots of fruit trees
1961 Mai, Parker, Goodnow, Kruk, Fisher, Edgerton, Clark, Brase, Elliot, Austin, Norton* Hatch 188
(NE-34)
State Proj. 274
Biology and control of nematodes associated with plant diseases: parasitic on roots of fruit trees
1962-63 All and MacDonald, Oberly, without Fisher, Clark* Hatch 188
(NE-34)
State Proj. 274
Biology and control of nematodes associated with plant diseases: parasitic on roots of fruit trees
1967 Mai* NYC1 99
(NE-34)
Factors affecting buildup and pathogenicity of nematodes parasitic on plant roots
1968-70 Mai* NYC1 99
(NE-34)
Physiology and biochemistry of nematode-host relationships
1969 Schultz, Mai* NYC218 Diseases of sugar beets
1953-54 Lear, Mai, Cunningham, Jacob, Briant* State Proj. 221 A five year study of the residual effects of soil fungicides and fumigants
1953-54 Lear, Cunningham, Jacob, Newhall* State Proj. 222 A study of chemical soiI treatments for their efficacies against the clubroot organism, Plasmodiophora brassicae
1951-54 Hutchinson, Mai* State Proj. 235 Biological control of golden nematode by predacious fungi
1959-60 Mai, Parker, Fisher, Edgerton, Kirkpatrick, Brase, Norton, Elliot, Austin* Hatch 188
State Proj. 274
Nematodes parasitic on roots of fruit trees
1960 Mai, Harrison, Pridham (1960) Mai, Harrison, Pridham, Kruk (61-62)* State Proj. 285 Nematodes parasitic on and associated with the roots of nursery stock
1961-66 Mai, Harrison, Williamson, Kruk, Hoff* State Proj. 295 Studies on the parasitism and pathogenicity of plant parasitic nematodes (of New York State)
1967-71 Mai NYC 692 Plant parasitic nematodes
1961 Mai, Harrison, Williamson, Kruk    
1962 Mai, Harrison, Kruk, Edmunds* State Proj. 296 Taxonomy, life history, and geographic distribution of plant parasitic and other soil inhabiting nematodes of New York
1962 Mai, Harrison, Kruk, Hoff, Jones State Proj. 295  
1963 Mai, Harrison, Kruk, Smith, Bird, Morsink, Edmunds, Jones    
1966 Mai, Harrison, Kruk, Hoff, Cheu,Deal, Dunn, EI-Sherif, Hagger, Riedel, Thistlethwayte    
1968-71 Mai NYC331
NE-64
Biology of the plant-parasitic nematode Pratylenchus penetrans
1967-71 Mai NYC693 Studies on plant parasitic and other soil inhabiting nematodes of New York
1972-77 Mai NYC445
NE-64
See NYC331, NE-64
1971-87 Mai, VanDemark (74, 77), Brady (71), Jaffee (79), Hullar (82) NYC391
153429
Ecology and control of plant parasitic nematodes
1976-81 Mai, Harrison (76-81), Van Dermark (80) NYC441 The impact of nematode populations on crop yield
1980-86 Mai, Harrison (80-86), Van Dermark (80), Scott (84) NYC449 The impact of nematode population dynamics on crop growth on crop yield

Dr. G.S. Abawi's Research Projects

DATE INVESTIGATOR PROJECT # TITLE
1973 Abawi, Hunter, Barton NY(G)25479 Ecology, biology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens
1982 Abawi   Determination and the use of economic loss thresholds of soil-borne pathogens in the development of integrated control programs for annual vegetable crops
1989 Abawi, Hunter   Design and evaluation of new approaches for the management of plant parasitic nematodes
1994 Abawi, Zuckerman   Biological control of the northern root knot nematode on vegetables grown on organic soil
1994 Abawi NE-171 Biological and cultural management of plant-parasitic nematodes

Dr. B.B. Brodie's Research Projects

DATE INVESTIGATOR PROJECT # TITLE
1977 Brodie, O'Brien, Van Demark   Biology, ecology, and control of cyst nematodes
1980 Brodie NYC422 Biology, ecology, and control of potato cyst nematodes
1984 Brodie NYC422 Biology, ecology and management of the golden nematode
1988 Brodie NYC422 Studies on golden nematode biology, ecology and host resistance
1992 Brodie NYC422 Studies on nonchernical means of managing the golden nematode
*Experiment Station

 

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