Root-knot nematodes

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Other Photos: 
feaured_photo_co: 
A. M. Varela, icipe
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita)

Minor Pest Description: 

Feeding root-knot nematodes cause root swellings or root galls, resulting in yellowing and premature abscission of the leaves. Infestation by nematodes reduces growth and yield. In nurseries, severely infested seedlings wilt and die.

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • It is important to use clean land, and not to replant papaya in the same field.
Minor Pest Position: 
7
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
133
Pest Type: 
nematodes (Pests)
Other Crops: 
Dolichos
Host Plants: 
Papaya