Nematodes on ornamentals: Root-knot, root-lesion, and more specialized or exotic forms may cause acute injuries in nursery, greenhouse, and garden
S. A. Sher, University of California, Riverside.
California Agriculture 13(9):21-22. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v013n09p21.
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The root-knot nematodes are a limiting factor in growing ornamental plants –roses, carnations, Shasta daisies, gerbera daisies, and many others. Three species·–Meloidogyne incognita acrita, M. javanica javanica, and M. hapla–are commonly found on ornamental plants in California. Steam sterilization of plant beds or preplanting treatments of soil with nematocides have been effective in their control.
S. A. Sher is Assistant Nematologist, University of California, Riverside.