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

Minor Pest Description: 

They are widespread but their seriousness in yield reduction is unknown. They cause plant stunting, gall or knot formation on roots, and in severe cases wilting of affected plants

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Rotate with cereals
Minor Pest Position: 
9
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
121
Pest Type: 
nematodes (Pests)
Other Crops: 
Dolichos
Host Plants: 
Groundnut