University of Florida

Other Nematodes

Nematodes

awl, reniform, sting and stubby root.

Infects

Roots

Symptoms

Plants appear stunted and chlorotic, often wilting under moisture stress conditions; root systems will appear abbreviated, may exhibit a bushy arrangement of short roots at root tips; roots generally appear discolored and rotted.

Pathogen Spread

Infested soil moved by machinery, surface water or irrigation; populations maintained in soil by numerous crops, volunteer plants, and weed hosts.

Nematode Damage Picture

other nematode damage
Image # 114.
Other nematodes
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additional nematode species will cause extensive root pruning and discoloration (courtesy R. A. Dunn).