Farm

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

Extension Number

RFR A11108

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic worms that feed on plants. Almost every nematode that feeds on corn is capable of feeding on many other plants. These nematode parasites are thought to be native to most Iowa soils and to have fed upon native plants before corn was grown as a cultivated crop. Population densities (numbers) of most species of plant-parasitic nematodes that feed on corn have to increase to damaging levels (called damage thresholds) before yield loss occurs.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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