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Whats a nematode? Stupid question 2,9847,301

Posted by cajunrosegal 10 south florida (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 15, 07 at 20:28

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?

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RE: Whats a nematode? Stupid question 2,9847,301

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.

RE: Whats a nematode? Stupid question 2,9847,301

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

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