Influence of the Ryegrass Endophyte on Phyto-Nematodes

  • J. P. J. Eerens
  • M. H. P. W. Visker
  • R. J. Lucas
  • H. S. Easton
  • J. G. H. White

Abstract

Ryegrass endophyte (Neotyphodium lolii) mediated resistance to Argentine stem weevil (Listronotus bonariensis) (ASW) (Prestidge et al., 1982) proved to be the first of an increasing number of pasture pests against which endophytes provide some level of protection. Latch (1993) lists 24 insect species and 6 nematode species affected by the presence of endophytes of perennial ryegrass and/or tall fescue.

Keywords

Tall Fescue Perennial Ryegrass Nematode Species Nematode Population Nematode Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. J. Eerens
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. H. P. W. Visker
    • 1
    • 3
  • R. J. Lucas
    • 4
  • H. S. Easton
    • 5
  • J. G. H. White
    • 4
  1. 1.AgResearch GoreHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.AgResearchRuakura Research CentreHamiltonNew Zealand
  3. 3.Bergen op ZoomThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Plant Science DepartmentLincoln UniversityLincolnNew Zealand
  5. 5.AgResearch GrasslandsPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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