Dr. Michael V. McKenry is a University of California, Riverside, nematologist based at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier. His primary research focus is the damage and control of nematodes attacking perennial crops. He has been involved in the development of pathogenicity data for tree fruits and vines with nematodes such as Pratylenchus vulnus, Meloidogyne spp., and Mesocriconema xenoplax.
McKenry has been involved in screening tree and vine rootstocks for resistance to various nematode species and the development of nematode host lists for cover crops. Dr. McKenry is involved in the use of plant extracts as a method of nematode control. Complex diseases such as Bacterial Canker Complex of Prunus spp. and the general replant problem of tree and vine crops are also of major interest.
Recent nematode overviews for specific ag commodities
- Almonds One-hour webinar on Growing Produce website featuring Mike McKenry, UC Riverside nematologist emeritus
- Grapes View nematode section of UC Grape Pest Management
- Prunes View nematode section of UC Prune Production Manual
- Peach replant Scientific publication Correlations Between Root-Associated Microorganisms and Peach Replant Disease Symptoms in California Soil in PLoS ONE
Pre-plant solutions for nematode problems
Post-plant solutions for nematode problems
- Movento guidelines
- Guidelines for Improved Performance of Movento as a Nematicide, updated 1-11-11
- Guidelines for Improved Performance of Movento as a Nematicide, 10-15-09
- Timing of post treatment irrigation impacts the nematicidal value of spirotetramat (pdf)
- Spirotetramat foliar, a new nematicide to replace drip-applied fenamiphos (pdf)
- Performance of spirotetramat foliar on pratylenchus vulnus infected juglans spp. (pdf)