October 2012

  1. Bloat Nematodes and You

    Bloat Nematode (photo from Insectimages.org). Nothing scares a garlic grower like the bloat nematode. With the potential for almost total destruction of a crop, the bloat nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) is most commonly introduced via infested seed. Once present, nematodes can survive in seed, crop debris, and soil for several years. Populations can remain at virtually undetectable levels before growing up...
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