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    Er in urban soils than in agricultural soils. Principal element analysis (PCA) revealed a similar pattern that urban vacant lots had greater NH4-N and soil organic matter than urban turfgrass lawns and agroecosystems, and urban neighborhood gardens had greater NH4-N and soil organic matter than agroecosystems. For that reason, in contrast for the conventional belief, urban soils in Northeast Ohio are as superior or perhaps far better than agricultural soils in several soil top quality parameters. These properties coupled with their higher nitrogen content suggest that urban soils have high prospective to assistance urban agriculture. In addition, soil parameters contributing most to soil top quality had been identified by PCA, and an enhanced soil top quality index was then deduced working with these important identified biotic and Title Loaded From File abiotic parameters, which have been NH4-N, SOM, total nematode abundance, free-living, bacteria-feeding, fungal-feeding, omnivorous and predatory nematode abundance. This enhanced soil good quality index revealed comparable distinction among urban and agricultural soils as the mixture of all measured soil parameters did, and as a result has possible to serve as a complete and efficient indicator of overall soil good quality. EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM TILLAGE AND ROTATION Around the RELATIONSHIPS In between HETERODERA GLYCINES AND SOIL NEMATODE Community. Cheng, Zhiqiang3, S. Mennan1,2, P.S. Grewal3, and H. Melakeberhan1. 1Agricultural Nematology Laboratory, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; 2TUBITAK Visiting Scholar from Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey; and 3Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University, OARDC, Wooster, OH 44691. The soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines Ichinohe) is really a critical pest of soybeans worldwide. Though there’s substantial understanding on SCN biology, we know tiny regarding the potential biological mechanisms by which the agronomic practices have an effect on SCN inside the soil. It is important to quantify the biological mechanisms by which SCN thrives under biological and physiochemical modifications driven by agricultural practices in an effort to develop sustainable ecosystem management strategies. In this study, a factorial experiment consisting of tillage, rotation and SCN infestation was initiated in July 2001 inside a location exactly where SCN has never been reported and soybeans weren’t grown ahead of. There were two tillage treatments (chisel plow, and no-till), 5 rotation treatment options (monocropping corn (C), monocropping SCN- resistant (R) soybean, monocropping SCN-susceptible (S) soybean, RCRC rotation, and SCSC rotation), and two nematode therapies (SCN-infested, and No SCN). This paper focuses around the most current information collected in 2008 and 2009. The outcomes indicate that SCN population had good correlations with total nematode abundance, total non-SCN nematode abundance, free-living nematode abundance, and bacteria-feeding nematode abundance in each years. This suggests that conditions favoring free-living nematodes may also favor SCN. Further evaluation amongst nematode populations and meals internet and various management techniques (tillage, SCN infestation, rotations) suggests that additionally to direct impacts, tillage and SCN infestation might have indirect impacts on escalating SCN population by means of favoring free-living nematodes, while crop rotation is most likely to possess an indirect effect in decreasing SCN population through decreasing free-living nematodes. Enhancing SOYBEAN RESISTANCE For the SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODEA COMPRE.