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Russell E. Ingham

Russ Ingham

Professor,
Ph.D., 1981, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
inghamr@science.oregonstate.edu

 

Office/Lab: Cordley 2076/2073
Phone: 541-737-5255/5253

Research Area

Biology, ecology and pathology of nematodes in natural and agroecosystems; nematode management in potato, peppermint and fruit crops.

Description of Research

Nematodes which live in soil may be plant parasites, insect parasites or feed on microbial or faunal organisms in the soil. My research involves the study of the biology and ecology of plant parasites to develop better chemical, cultural and biological control methods to reduce yield losses in potatoes, mint, fruit crops and wheat. An important focus of this work is to develop management strategies which utilize green manure covercrops to suppress nematodes to reduce the need for nematicide inputs. Interrelationships between nematodes and other plant pathogens and the importance of nematodes in native ecosystems are also studied.

Research Group Members

Faculty Research Assistants/Associates

Nadine Wade

Teaching

BOT 554 PLANT PATHOGENIC NEMATODES

BOT 692 SELECTED TOPICS: ADVANCED PLANT NEMATOLOGY

Honors and Awards

Past President, Society of Nematologists

Publications

Ingham, R.E. 1988. Interactions between nematodes and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae. Agric. Ecosys. & Environ. 24:169-182.

Ingham R.E., M.A. Morris and G.B. Newcomb. 1991. Effects of incorporation methods of ethoprop and addition of aldicarb on potato tuber infection by Meloidogyne hapla. Annals of Applied Nematology 23: 686-692

Majtohedi, H., G.S. Santo and R.E. Ingham. 1993. Suppression of Meloidogyne chitwoodi populations with selected sudangrass and sorghum-sudangrass cultivars as green manure. J. Nematol. 25:303-31

K.J. Merrifield and R.E. Ingham. 1996. Population dynamics of Pratylenchus penetrans, Paratylenchus sp. and Criconemella xenoplax on western Oregon peppermint. Journal of Nematology. 28:557-564.