Whats a nematode? Stupid question 2,9847,301

cajunrosegal(10 south florida)October 15, 2007

Ok I moved to Florida and I want to start planting now that were getting close to getting our house. Im not sure what the heck a nematode is and what effect it has on roses. Is there special planting ideas to do or can I plant like I did in SOLA?

Angela

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pete41(9ab FL.)

Thats almost the same as saying ``whats a germ''.lol
Many nematodes apparently.
Seems the one that causes trouble here lives in sandy soils in parts of Florida.It is small like a mite? but can burrow in roots which causes cankers which cut off flow of nutrients to the rose past that point.I think-
Come around more often.
As far as planting-Fortuniana is best if you aren't sure in your area.
However fortuniana can get large so rebar the plant to keep them from blow down.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 8:45PM
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anntn6b(z6b TN)

The old fashioned name for nematode was eelworm, and that's a real downer of a name.
Some nematodes are good, others aren't. And some transmit plant pathogens in the soil from one plant to another.
The site below is a good introduction.

Here is a link that might be useful: A Florida intro site

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 4:46PM
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