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Collecting Soil And Root Samples For Nematode Analysis
William S Gazaway, Austin Hagan, Jacqueline Mullen, Edward Sikora
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Publication Date: 04/10/1995

Several kinds of plant parasitic nematodes attack Alabama’s field crops, gardens, and landscape plantings each year. Crop losses caused by nematodes nationwide are estimated at around 5 to 10 percent annually. In the Southeast, where environmental conditions favor growth and reproduction of nematodes, losses are even higher. The six most damaging nematode species that affect Alabama growers are soybean cyst nematodes, lesion nematodes, stunt nematodes, lance nematodes, and the southern and peanut root knot nematodes.