oa Agriprobe - Control nematodes in vegetable gardens

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Extracted from text ... AgriPROBE Julie 2006 Nematodes or eelworms are an inconspicuous agricultural pest that is seriously detrimental to agricultural crops. Plant-parasitic nematodes are tiny worm-like animals that can normally only be observed by microscope. Thousands of different kinds of nematodes exist, and the most common in vegetable gardens are the root-knot nematode followed by the root-lesion and dagger nematode. The absorption of water and nutrients by the nematodes leads to symptoms above-ground that looks like nutrient deficiencies, for example dwarfish growth and yellowing of the plant. Infected plants will also wilt during the day despite sufficient moisture in the soil. Underground the following ..

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