Learn More about Minimizing the Impact of Nematodes on Almond Trees
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By: Steve Olson, Movento Product Manager for Bayer CropScience
As part of Bayer CropScience’s commitment to bringing horticulture growers valuable information on topics that affect their crops and businesses, Bayer CropScience is sponsoring a Horticulture Educational Webinar Series in partnership with Meister Media. The first webinar of the series, “Minimizing nematod e impact on Almonds” took place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 with Western Fruit Grower.
The webinar was led by Dr. Mike McKenry, nematologist emeritus at University of California, Riverside who studies nematodes in tree and vine crops with a specialty in field pathogenicity and practical control of nematodes in perennial crops. During the hour-long webinar, Dr. McKenry examined how nematodes impact root systems and the damage this causes to the overall health of the tree. Dr. McKenry walked viewers through five different nematode species, outlining the differences in their behaviors and discussing how various factors such as rootstock choice, soils and treatment plans influence the impact of nematodes.
To watch Dr. McKenry’s “Minimizing Nematode Impact on Almonds” webinar, click here. Tweet your thoughts after you watch to @Bayer4CropsUS using hashtag #BayerWebinar.
About Steve Olson:
Steve Olson is the current Product Manager for Movento insecticide for Bayer CropScience (BCS). Steve is a graduate of NC State University’s Horticulture Science program. He has held various roles in Sales, Sales Management, and Business Support before assuming the marketing responsibilities for several insecticide brands within the BCS product portfolio.