Root-knot Nematode in Commercial and Residential Crops (PPFS-GEN-10)
Root-knot nematode is a soil-dwelling, microscopic roundworm that infects the roots of numerous vegetables, fruits, field crops, and ornamentals, as well as common weeds. It is particularly serious when high populations are permitted to build up due to continuous replanting of susceptible crops on the same site. For more information on this disease, see this recently revised fact sheet that discusses the symptoms, cause, disease development, and management of root knot nematode.
Root-knot Nematode in Commercial and Residential Crops (PPFS-GEN-10) is available online.
For additional publications on plant diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
By Emily Pfeufer, Extension Plant Pathologist