Common nematodes found in Turf Grass - Sting Nematode

Sting Nematode

Sting Nematodes are known to cause the most damage in a wide variety of plants and is also known as the largest of the nematodes measuring more than 3 mm in length. The most common places that the Sting Nematodes are found in is in sandy areas such as the Atlantic and Gulf coasts because they require more than 80 percent sand content in soil to survive. The most common grasses that Sting Nematodes feed off of and damage are (but not limited to) Seashore Paspalum, Centipede, Bermuda grass and Zoysia. The easiest way to tell that you have a Sting Nematode infestation is the wilting of your plants because they feed off of the juices of the plant through the roots. Irregular patches of dying and wilting of turf grass is also a sign of this type of nematode. The most popular place to find a Sting Nematode infestation is on golf courses in Florida. These nematodes will damage greens, fairways and roughs. A way to solve your turf problems is with MultiGuard Protect Nematicide. Multiguard Protect is an extremely effective contact nematicide against turf nematodes and promotes a healthy root system.

47 Common nematodes found in Turf Grass

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