Influence of Nematodes and Edaphic Factors on Cotton
Objective:Quantify the impact of root-knot nematodes, seedling disease, soil texture, and hardpans on cotton root architecture and nematode damage thresholds.
Personnel:Jianbing Ma (Ph.D. student).
Funding:Cotton Inc. - $24,094 annually
Cooperators:Scott Monfort, Terry Griffin, Bob Robbins
Objective:Evaluate field performance of experimental and registered nematicides.
Funding:Industry – ca. $25,000 annuallyNitrogen Use Efficiency in the Presence of Nematodes
Objective:Determine the impact of severe nematode infestation on the fertility needs of cotton.
Personnel:Amanda Greer (M.S. student).
Cultivar Disease Screening.
Objective:Screen all new cultivars in OVT for resistance to stem canker, frogeye leaf spot, root-knot, soybean cyst, and reniform nematodes. Coordinate program that includes screening at UAF, Kibler, and Newport as well as Hope.
Personnel:Kim Rowe (90%); Mike Emerson (50%); Devany Crippen (30%).
Funding:Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board - $118,039 annually
Cooperators:Rick Cartwright, Scott Monfort, Don Dombek, Jeremy Ross
Soybean Rust Preparedness.
Objective:Remain prepared for SR entry into Arkansas (sentinel plots, spore traps, First Detector Training, fungicide trial).
Personnel:Kim Rowe (10%).
Funding:USDA - $6,000 annually
Cooperators:Arkansas Soybean Rust Team
Integrated Soybean Nematode Management
Objective:Evaluate new and existing methods of nematode management for soybean growers; develop realistic and effective management strategies.
Personnel:Larry Jackson (50%); Devany Crippen (30%).
Funding:Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board - $102,504 annually
Biofumigation and Solarization in Plasticulture Strawberry
Objective:Evaluate the potential for use of brassica cover crops and solarization to replace soil fumigation in annual plasticulture strawberries.
Funding:Small Fruit Consortium - $5,000 annually
Potential for High Tunnel Production of Fruits and Vegetables in Southwest Arkansas
Objective:Evaluate potential crops for adaptation, susceptibility to diseases, and overall productivity in a high tunnel production system.
Nematode management for soybean growers; develop realistic and effective management strategies.