Impact of plant parasitic nematodes

All nematodes feed off of plants with a stylet, a needle like mouth that punctures and attaches the nematode to a plants roots, leaves, stems seeds or flowers (depending on the type of nematode). Nematodes that feed on the root cells, such as the Root Knot Nematode, do the most damage below ground and cause the roots to form root knots or galls around the nematode as they feed on the root cells. These nematodes also make the plant more susceptible to diseases because of the damage it is doing to the roots. Nematodes, like the Lance and Sting nematodes, feed on the fluids that are inside of the plant and cause more of a visible damage to the plant above ground. These nematodes suppress the growth of the plant and make it appear that it isn’t getting the proper nutrients it needs. Nematodes suppress the plant and root growth creating a reduction in crop yields, they are the ‘hidden enemy’ of the plant world. MultiGuard Protect is a furfural mixture for use in agricultural pesticide.

54 Impact of plant parasitic nematode

  • All plant-parasitic nematodes are armed with a stylet (hollow needle) in the anterior  (“head”) portion of their body, which they use to puncture plant root cells and feed on plant fluids.
  • They are often referred to as the “hidden enemy” because they occur below ground.
  • Their feeding suppresses plant growth and reduces crop yields.
  • Nematodes make plants more susceptible to diseases.
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