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The University of Florida Landscape Nematology Lab is the premier laboratory dedicated to diagnosis and management of plant-parasitic nematodes affecting turfgrasses and ornamental plants. Our goal is to provide the turfgrass and ornamental industries the information and technologies they need to minimize the harmful effects of nematodes in an effective, safe, and environmentally responsible manner.

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    Refereed Publications

    (*Graduate student in my program; ‡Post-doc in my program; underline denotes senior author)

    1. Luc, J. E. ‡, and W. T. Crow. 2013. Factors affecting furfural as a nematicide on turf. Journal of Nematology 45:260-264.
    2. Crow, W. T. 2013. Effects of a commercial formulation of Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 on overseeded bermudagrass infested with Belonolaimus longicaudatus. Journal of Nematology 45:223-227.
    3. Quesenberry, K. H., K. E. Kenworthy, W. T. Crow, P. F. Harmon, H. Lu, and S. Milla-Lewis. 2013. Lance nematode effects on rooting of two St. Augustinegrass cultivars. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 12:357-361.
    4. Mc Groary, P. C.*, W. T. Crow, R. M. Giblin-Davis, and R. McSorley. 2013. Timing of nematicide applications on turfgrass to reduce damage caused by Belonolaimus longicaudatus. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 12:363-367.
    5. Crow, W. T., J. E. Luc‡, N. S. Sekora*, and W. Pang. 2013. Interaction between Belonolaimus longicaudatus and Helicotylenchus pseudorobustus on bermudagrass and seashore paspalum hosts. Journal of Nematology 45:17-20.
    6. Mukherjee, A. M. R. Khan, W. T. Crow, and J. P. Cuda. 2012. Phytoparasitic nematodes associated with the rhizosphere of the aquatic weed Hygrophila polysperma. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 50:84-91.
    7. Sekora, N. S.*, W. T. Crow, and T. Mekete. 2012. First report of Meloidogyne marylandi infecting bermudagrass in Florida. Plant Disease 96:1583.
    8. Akyazi, F., M. A. Ansari, B. I. Ahmed, W. T. Crow, and T, Mekete. 2012. Fırst record of entomopathogenıc nematodes (Steınernematıdae and Heterorhabdıtıdae) from Nıgerıan soıl and theır morphometrıcal and rıbosomal DNA sequence analysıs. Nematologia Mediterrania 45:95-100..
    9. Crow, W.T., J. E. Luc, ‡ and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2011. Evaluation of Econem™, a formulated Pasteuria sp. bionematicide, for management of Belonolaimus longicaudatus on golf course turf. Journal of Nematology. 43:101-109.
    10. Pang, W.,* J. E. Luc,‡ W. T. Crow, K. E. Kenworthy, R. M. Giblin-Davis, R. McSorley, and J. K. Kruse. 2011. Field responses of bermudagrass and seashore paspalum cultivars to sting and spiral nematodes. Journal of Nematology 43:195-202.
    11. Luc, J. E.,* W. Pang,* W. T. Crow, R. McSorley, and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2011. Specificity of in vitro-produced Pasteuria sp. endospores to suppress Belonolaimus longicaudatus. Nematropica 41:248-253.
    12. Luc, J. E.,* W. T. Crow, W. Pang,* R. McSorley, and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2011. Effects of irrigation, thatch, and wetting agent on movements of Pasteuria sp. endospores in turf. Nematropica 41:185-190.
    13. Pang, W.,* J. E. Luc,‡ W. T. Crow, K. E. Kenworthy, R. McSorley, and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2011. Screening bermudagrass germplasm accessions for tolerance to sting nematodes. HortScience 46 (11):1503-1506.
    14. Pang, W.,* J. E. Luc,‡ W. T. Crow, K. E. Kenworthy, R. McSorley, J. K. Kruse, and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2011. Responses of seashore paspalum cultivars to sting and spiral nematodes. Crop Science 51:2864-2867.
    15. Pang, W.,* W. T. Crow, J. E. Luc,‡ R. McSorley, R.M. Giblin-Davis, K. E. Kenworthy, and J. K. Kruse. 2011. Comparison of water displacement and WinRHIZO software for root parameter assessment. Plant Disease 95:1308-1310.
    16. Pang, W.,* J. E. Luc,‡ W. T. Crow, K. E. Kenworthy, R. M. Giblin-Davis, R. McSorley, and J. K. Kruse. 2011. Bermudagrass cultivar responses to sting nematode. Crop Science 51:2199- 2203.
    17. Zhang, Y.,* J. E. Luc,‡ and W. T. Crow. 2010. Evaluation of amino acids as turfgrass nematicides. Journal of Nematology 42:292-297.
    18. Schwartz, B. M., K. E. Kenworthy, W. T. Crow, J. A. Ferrell, G. L. Miller, and K. H. Quesenberry. 2010. Variable responses of zoysiagrass to the sting nematode. Crop Science 50:723-729.
    19. Luc, J. E.,* W. Pang,* W. T. Crow, and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2010. Effects of formulation and host density on the ability of in vitro-produced Pasteuria endospores to control its host Belonolaimus longicaudatus. Journal of Nematology 42:87-90.
    20. Luc, J. E.,* W. T. Crow, R. McSorley, and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2010. Suppression of Belonolaimus longicaudatus with in vitro-produced Pasteuria sp. endospores. Nematropica 40:217-225.
    21. Pang, W.,* W. T. Crow, and K. E. Kenworthy. 2010. DNA content of several bermudagrass accessions in Florida. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 2(11):339-343.
    22. Crow, W. T., J. P. Cuda, and B. R. Stevens. 2009. Efficacy of methionine against nematodes on golf course turf. Journal of Nematology 41:217-220.
    23. Mc Groary, P.,* W. T. Crow, R. McSorley, R. M. Giblin-Davis, and J. L. Cisar. 2009. Seasonal fluctuations of Belonolaimus longicaudatus in bermudagrass. Nematropica 39:99- 110.
    24. Schwartz, B. M., K. E. Kenworthy, W. T. Crow, J. A. Farrell, G. L. Miller, and K. H. Quesenberry. 2008. Methodology for screening for resistance to Belonolaimus longicaudatus in turfgrass. Nematropica 38:163-175.
    25. Quesenberry, K. H., J. M. Dampier, W. T. Crow, and D. W. Dickson. 2008. Response of native southeastern U.S. legumes to root-knot nematodes. Crop Science 48:2274-2278.
    26. Luc, J. E.,* W. T. Crow, J. L. Stimac, J. B. Sartain, and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2007. Effects of Belonolaimus longicaudatus management and nitrogen fertility on turf quality of golf course fairways. Journal of Nematology 39:62-66.
    27. Crow, W. T., D. L. Porazinska, R. M. Giblin-Davis, and P. S. Grewal. 2006. Entomopathogenic nematodes are not an alternative to fenamiphos for management of plant- parasitic nematodes on golf courses in Florida. Journal of Nematology 38:52-58.
    28. Hixson, A. C.,* W. T. Crow, R. McSorley, and L. T. Trenholm. 2005. Saline irrigation affects Belonolaimus longicaudatus and Hoplolaimus galeatus on seashore paspalum. Journal of Nematology 37:37-44.
    29. Crow, W. T. 2005. Plant-parasitic nematodes on golf course turf. Outlooks on Pest Management 16(1):277-282.
    30. Crow, W. T. 2005. Diagnosis of Trichodorus obtusus and Paratrichodorus minor on turfgrasses in the southeastern United States. Plant Health Progress DOI:10.1094/PHP-2005- 0121-01-DG, (http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/php/diagnosticguide/2005/stubby/).
    31. Hixson, A. C.,* W. T. Crow, R. McSorley, and L. T. Trenholm. 2004. Host status of 'SeaIsle 1' seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum) to Belonolaimus longicaudatus and Hoplolaimus galeatus. Journal of Nematology 36(4):493-498.
    32. Crow, W. T., and J. K. Welch.* 2004. Root reductions of St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) and hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon × C. transvaalensis) induced by Trichodorus obtusus and Paratrichodorus minor. Nematropica 34:31-37.
    33. Hixson, A. C.,* and W. T. Crow. 2004. First report of plant-parasitic nematodes on seashore paspalum. Plant Disease 88:680.
    34. Crow, W. T., R. M. Giblin-Davis, and D. W. Lickfeldt. 2003. Slit Injection of 1,3- dichloropropene for management of Belonolaimus longicaudatus on established bermudagrass. Journal of Nematology 35:302-305.
    35. Crow, W. T., and N. R. Walker. 2003. Diagnosis of Peltamigratus christiei, a plant-parasitic nematode associated with warm-season turfgrasses in the southern United States. Plant Health Progress, DOI:10.1094/PHP-2003-0513-01-DG (http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/php/diagnosticguide/2003/turf/).
    36. Crow, W. T., D. P. Weingartner, D. W. Dickson, and R. McSorley. 2002. Effect of sorghum- sudangrass and velvetbean covercrops on plant-parasitic nematodes associated with potato production in Florida. Supplement to the Journal of Nematology 33:285-288.
    37. Crow, W. T., D. P. Weingartner, and D. W. Dickson. 2000. Effects of potato-cotton cropping systems on plant-parasitic nematodes and crop yields. Journal of Nematology 32:297-302.
    38. Crow, W. T., D. P. Weingartner, R. McSorley, and D. W. Dickson. 2000. Damage function and economic threshold for Belonolaimus longicaudatus on potato. Journal of Nematology 32:318-322.
    39. Crow, W. T., D. P. Weingartner, R. McSorley, and D. W. Dickson. 2000. Population dynamics of Belonolaimus longicaudatus in a cotton production system. Journal of Nematology 32:210-214.
    40. Crow, W. T., D. W. Dickson, D. P. Weingartner, R. McSorley, and G. L. Miller. 2000. Yield reduction and root damage to cotton induced by Belonolaimus longicaudatus. Journal of Nematology 32:205-209.
    41. Crow, W. T., E. A. Guertal, and R. Rodriguez-Kabana. 1996. Responses of Meloidogyne arenaria and M. incognita to green manures and supplemental urea in glasshouse culture. Supplement to the Journal of Nematology 28:648-654.

    Current Extension Publications

    1. Crow, W. T., and J. R. Rich. 2014. Nematodes of backyard deciduous fruit and nut crops in Florida.
    2. Brown, S. H., and W. T. Crow. 2013. ‘Gold mound’ duranta affected by root-knot nematodes. http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Gold_Mound_Nematodes.pdf.
    3. Crow, W. T. 2012. Amaryllis lesion nematode, Pratylenchus hippeastri. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/Creatures/NEMATODE/amaryllis_nematode.htm.
    4. Crow, W. T. Spiral nematode, Helicotylenchus pseudorobustus. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/NEMATODE/spiral_nematode.htm.
    5. Sekora, N. S. and W. T. Crow. Burrowing Nematode, Radopholus similis. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/NEMATODE/Radopholus_similis.htm.
    6. Crow, W. T. Earthworm. http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/MISC/Misc/earthworm.htm.
    7. Sekora, N. S., and W. T. Crow. Citrus Nematode, Tylenchulus semipenetrans. http://entnem.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/nematode/citrus_nematode.htm.
    8. Crow, W. T., and R.A. Dunn. Soil organic matter, green manures and cover crops for nematode management. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh037.
    9. Crow, W. T. Plant-parasitic nematodes on sugarcane in Florida. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN529.
    10. Crow, W. T. Stubby-root nematode, Paratrichodorus minor. http://entnem.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/NEMATODE/STUBBYROOT/paratrichodorus_minor.htm.
    11. Crow, W. T. Stubby-root nematode, Trichodorus obtusus. http://entnem.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/NEMATODE/STUBBYROOT/trichodorus_obtusus.htm.
    12. Crow, W. T. Nematode management on perennial landscape plants. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN469.
    13. Crow, W. T. Nematode management on bedding plants. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN470.
    14. Crow, W. T. Using nematodes to control insects: Overview and frequently asked questions. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN468.
    15. Crow, W. T., and R A. Dunn. Managing nematodes in the non-commercial vegetable garden. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/NG005.
    16. Brammer, A. S., and W. T. Crow. Red ring nematode, Bursaphelenchus cocophilus http://entnem.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/NEMATODE/red_ring_nematode.htm.
    17. Crow, W. T., and A. S. Brammer. Sting nematode, Belonolaimus longicaudatus. http://entnem.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/NEMATODE/sting_nematode.htm.
    18. Crow, W. T., and A. S. Brammer. Lance nematode, Hoplolaimus galeatus. http://entnem.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/NEMATODE/lance_nematode.htm.
    19. Crow, W. T., and A. S. Brammer. Awl nematode, Dolichodorus spp. http://entnem.ifas.ufl.edu/Creatures/NEMATODE/awl_nematode.htm.
    20. Crow, W. T., and R. A. Dunn. Nematode management for residential lawns in Florida. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/NG039.
    21. Crow, W. T. Nematode management for non-residential lawns, athletic fields, racetracks and cemeteries in Florida. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN126.
    22. Crow, W. T. Nematode management for golf courses in Florida. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN124.
    23. Crow, W. T. Nematode management for sod production in Florida. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN125.
    24. Crow, W. T., and R. A. Dunn Nematode management for nursery crops. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/NG011.
    25. Dunn, R. A., and W. T. Crow. 2001. Introduction to Nematology. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/NG006.

    Trade Magazine Publications

    1. Crow, W. T. 2013. Relative susceptibility of turfgrasses to nematodes. Clippings Winter 2013:4.
    2. Crow, W. T., and K. E. Kenworthy. 2013. Integrated pest management of plant-parasitic sting nematodes on bermudagrass. Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 12:33.
    3. Crow, W. T. 2012. Nematology: Current tools. Proceedings of the Society of American Florists Annual Pest and Production Management Conference 28:72-75.
    4. Crow, W. T. 2012. The art of war…against nematodes. Florida Turf Digest 29(1):12-19.
    5. Crow, W. T., and K. E. Kenworthy. 2011. Integrated pest management of parasitic sting nematodes on bermudagrass. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary 2011:5.
    6. Crow, W. T. 2011. Turfgrass Nematology: IPM research. Florida Turf Digest 28(6): 20-22.
    7. Crow, W. T. 2011. Nematicide trials on sod. Florida Lawn 2011(3):15.
    8. Luc, J. E.,‡ and W. T. Crow. 2011. The war of the worlds: Bacteria vs. nematodes. Golf Course Management 79(3):100-110.
    9. Pang, W., W. T. Crow, K. E. Kenworthy. 2010. Bermudagrass and seashore paspalum cultivar response to the sting nematode. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary 2010:19.
    10. Pang, W., W.T. Crow, and K. E. Kenworthy. 2010. The birds and the bees: Bermudagrass breeding for improved responses to the sting nematode. Florida Turf Digest 27(4):14-20.
    11. Crow, W.T. 2009. Nematodes attacking turf and how to control them. SportsTurf 25(5):45- 47.
    12. Crow, W. T. 2009. Using nematodes to manage fleas. Florida Pest Pro 5(7):20,24.
    13. Crow, W. T. 2009. Landscape nematicides – fact or fiction. Florida Pest Pro 5(5):20-21.
    14. Crow, W. T. 2009. Hookworms: A problem that can really get under your skin. Florida Pest Pro 5(1):16-17.
    15. Buckley, R. J., Koppenhöfer, A.,, M., and W. T. Crow. 2008. An integrated approach to nematode management in turfgrass. Clippings and Green World 70(Summer):6-22.
    16. Crow, W. T. 2008. Make no mistake, it is a snake! Florida Pest Pro 4(1):24.
    17. Crow, W. T. 2008. Some nematodes at root of all evil. Golfdom 61(12):51-55.
    18. Buss, E. A., and W. T. Crow. 2007. Making insect pests sick to their stomachs. Florida Pest Pro 3(5):6-10.
    19. Crow, W. T. 2007. Nematodes: small worms that can cause big troubles. Florida Pest Pro 3(1):5-6.
    20. Crow, W. T. 2007. Hidden Pests of Perennials. Ornamental Outlook 16(6):28-30.
    21. Crow, W. T. 2006. Biological Control of Nematodes...Cracking Open the Black Box. Florida Turf Digest 23(3):20-24.
    22. Crow, W. T., T. Lowe, and D. W. Lickfeldt. 2005. Effects of fall overseeding and nematicide applications on populations of sting nematode. USGA Green Section Record 43(6):8-11.
    23. Trenholm, L. T., and W. T. Crow. 2005. Curfew can reduce irrigation requirements of bermudagrass infested with sting nematode. Florida Turf Digest 22(2):10-15.
    24. Hixson, A. C., T. Lowe, and W. T. Crow. 2005. Salts influence nematodes on seashore paspalum. USGA Green Section Record 43(1):25-28.
    25. Crow, W. T. 2005. Biologically derived alternatives to Nemacur. Golf Course Management 73(1):147-150.
    26. Crow, W. T. 2005. How bad are nematode problems on Florida’s golf courses? Florida Turf Digest 22(1):10-12.
    27. Crow, W. T. 2004. Alternatives to Nemacur. The Florida Green. Summer 2004:52-54.
    28. Luc, J. E., and W. T. Crow. 2004. Sting nematode: Not a steward of the environment. Golf Course Management 72(9):86-88.
    29. Luc, J. E., and W. T. Crow. 2004. Nematode and nitrogen management. Golf Course Management 72(8):97-100.
    30. Crow, W. T. 2003. Research highlights future nematode treatments. Golfdom 59(10):76.
    31. Crow, W. T. 2003. Are alternatives to traditional nematicides a real possibility? USGA Green Section Record 41(6):7-8.
    32. Crow, W. T. 2003. Not all stubby-root nematodes are created equal. Florida Turf Digest 20(5):20-22.
    33. Giblin-Davis, R. M., and W. T. Crow. 2003. Nematicidal potential of mustard-based products excites researchers. Florida Turf Digest 20(1):18-19.
    34. Crow, W. T. 2002. Nematode, where is thy sting. Golf Course Management 70:103-106.
    35. Crow, W. T. 2002. Alternatives to Nemacur for nematode management: Change is always scary. Florida Turf Digest 19(5):25-28. (This article also was printed in North Carolina Turfgrass 20(7):22-26).
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