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Nematodes in Strawberries on Prince Edward Island, Canada. J. Kimpinski, Nematologist, Agriculture Canada Research Station, P.O. Box 1210, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7M8. Plant Dis. 69:105-107. Accepted for publication 6 July 1984. Copyright 1985 Department of Agriculture, Government of Canada. DOI: 10.1094/PD-69-105.

The nematode fauna of strawberries was investigated on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Twenty-four genera and eight species of nematodes were identified. Pratylenchus spp. were the most numerous although the populations were much smaller than recorded from previous nematode surveys in other crops. Meloidogyne spp. and Aphelenchoides spp. were recovered infrequently from root and foliage samples, respectively. The cultivar Micmac did not respond to aldicarb treatments, and the cultivar Redcoat showed a yield increase only in the first year. The overall lack of yield response to aldicarb was presumed to be due to the absence of large populations of P. penetrans. Frequent cultivation and ample weed control the year before planting were considered the main reasons for the small nematode populations.