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Nematode resistance in plums: Various plum rootstocks found resistant to two widespread species of several recently classified root-knot nematodes


C. J. Hansen, University of California
B. F. Lownsbery, University of California
C. O. Hesse, University of California

publication information

California Agriculture 11(10):9-13. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v011n10p9. October 1957.


Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:

Earlier field trials indicated that certain plum rootstocks—Marianna 2623, Marianna 2624, and Myrobalan 29—are resistant to the one species of root-knot nematode recognized at the time the work was done. However, since then several species of root-knot nematodes have been classified. Two of these species—Meloidogyne incognita var. acrita and M. javanica—are known to cause serious trouble in California orchards, so additional work was necessary to find out if the rootstocks are resistant to both species.

author affiliations

C. J. Hansen is Professor of Pomology. University of California, Davis. B. F. Lownsbery is Assistant Nematologist, University of California, Davis. C. O. Hesse is Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis.

author notes

The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 1537.