Root-knot nematodes

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

Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.)

Minor Pest Description: 

Several species of root-knot nematodes attack cotton roots. Infested plants are often stunted and leaves yellow. Galls or knots are formed on the roots. Infestation can be particularly serious in light soils. Nematode infestation predisposes plants to Fusarium wilt infection.

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Practice crop rotation with crops not related to cotton (e.g. cereals) whereby cotton is cropped once every 3 or more years.
Minor Pest Position: 
1
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
135
Pest Type: 
nematodes (Pests)
Other Crops: 
Dolichos
Host Plants: 
Cotton