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Home  >  Soils & Compost  >   Symphylans: Soil Pest Management Options (Summary)

Symphylans: Soil Pest Management Options


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By Jon Umble (Oregon State University) Rex Dufour (NCAT Agriculture Specialist) Glenn Fisher (Oregon State University) James Fisher (USDA/ARS) Jim Leap (University of California, Santa Cruz) Mark Van Horn (University of California, Davis)

Published 2006

Updated 2006

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Introduction

Garden symphylans are soil-dwelling, centipede-like creatures that feed on plant roots and can cause extensive crop damage. They cause frequent and often misdiagnosed problems in well managed western soils with good tilth. This soil pest may not be familiar to farmers and agricultural consultants. This document describes the garden symphylan life cycle and the damage symphylans can cause. It includes monitoring techniques to determine whether symphylans are present in the soil and sustainable management options to prevent economic damage.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Damage
Identification
Garden Symphylan Biology and Ecology
Sampling
Management and Control
References

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