EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/15

Survival of Heterodera glycines in rockwool

In Florida, USA, experiments were carried out to study a possible migration, survival and reproduction of Heterodera glycines (EPPO Al pest) in rockwool. Rockwool which is used as a substrate for growing plants was injected with H. glycines. The introduced nematodes spread to uninoculated rockwool slabs and the potential to survive and, in case of the presence of a host, to reproduce are similar to the conditions in soil or organic soil - less growing medium.


Lehman, P.S. (1987) Migration, survival and reproduction of nematodes in rockwool.
Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 100, 350-355.