Root-knot nematodes

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

Nematodes (Meloidogyne javanica and Pratylenchus brachyurus)

Minor Pest Description: 

Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne javanica) cause distinct swellings (galls/knots) on the roots. The root lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus brachyurus) develop brown lesions (spots) on the roots, which may girdle the roots and cause their premature death.

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Practise crop rotation
  • Allow extended fallow if feasible
  • Incorporate neem extracts into the soil
Minor Pest Position: 
1
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
144
Pest Type: 
nematodes (Pests)
Other Crops: 
Dolichos
Host Plants: 
Pineapple