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NEMATODE COOMUNITIES AS INDICATORS OF SOIL QUALITY IN VINEYARD SYSTEM: A CASE OF STUDY IN DEGRADED AREAS

Landi, S.; D'Errico, G.; Simoncini, S.; L'Abate, G. and Priori, S. (2018) NEMATODE COOMUNITIES AS INDICATORS OF SOIL QUALITY IN VINEYARD SYSTEM: A CASE OF STUDY IN DEGRADED AREAS. EQA – Environmental quality, 31, pp. 41-46.

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Summary

The restoring effect of selective agronomic strategies on optimal soil functionality of degraded areas within organic vineyard was evaluated using the nematode community as an indicator of soil quality. Three different restoring strategies were implemented in two organic farms located in Tuscany (Italy). The relative abundance of nematode trophic groups and the maturity index showed that the use of compost improved soil biological quality and increased the abundance of predators. Instead, dry mulching and green manure applications were useful to control the most dangerous nematodes of grapevines, namely the virus-vector Xiphinema index (Longidoridae).


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Free living nematodes, plant parasitic nematodes, dry mulching, green manure, compost
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Soil > Soil quality
Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries > Viticulture
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ReSolVe
ISSN:2281-4485
DOI:10.6092/issn.2281-4485/7892
Deposited By: Priori, Simone
ID Code:33470
Deposited On:06 Jul 2018 13:50
Last Modified:06 Jul 2018 13:50
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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