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Empressive Farmer Webinar EP #2 - Nematodes: Friend or Foe?
Have you got some mysterious problems affecting your trees or plants in your garden that you are at a loss to solve? You could have an issue with nematodes – pesky little critters that can cause big problems, but go mostly unnoticed.
What’s a nematode? They are microscopic worms, less than a millimeter long, that live in just about every living thing on earth, including inside roots and leaves. They can multiply and starve the plants of essential nutrients and water, stunting their growth.

To confuse things even more, not all nematodes are bad! In fact, nematodes are critical part of the soil food web and play a key role in nutrient cycling. The application of beneficial nematodes can help plants by controlling damaging pests, avoiding the application of chemical pesticides.

In this webinar, we will learn all about these fascinating little creatures with Dr. William (Billy) Crowe, professor of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida and Director of the University of Florida’s Nematode Assay Lab, He will guide us through the unseen world of nematodes and give us some guidance on how to spot the good from the bad, as well as how to manage them for maximum growth.

Nov 20, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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