5-minute lesson: Towards potato cyst nematode control and healthy soil

Description

This short presentation, given by Brent Sipes of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, details five clear takeaways from the Horticulture Innovation Lab funded project working to manage nematodes and soil health in Guatelmala.

Lesson 1: Potato Cyst Nematode is a widespread problem in Guatemala potato production
Lesson 2: Growers are cognizant of the nematode problem
Lesson 3: Growers are doing a lot of things correctly for soil health
Lesson 4: Growers associate use of chicken litter with PCN nematode spread severity
Lesson 5: Transdisciplinary research is as challenging as it is rewarding

This presentation was given at the 2017 Horticulture Innovation Lab annual meeting in Antigua, Guatemala.

 

Value Chain

Soil and irrigation