Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.)
The nematodes belong to Meloidogyne spp.. Symptoms consist of poor growth, yellowing of foliage and or wilting of plants during dry hot weather. Root swellings or galls develop on feeder roots. Harvested roots often are misshapen, cracked, and rotted on the surface.
- Use resistant varieties, if available.
- Rotate with cereals and forage grasses.