Authors

Vivien Vanstone

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Description

Nematodes are common soil pests that feed on the roots of a wide range of crop plants in all agricultural areas of Western Australia, irrespective of soil type and rainfall. Nematodes multiply on susceptible hosts. Consequently, as nematode populations increase, crop production is limited. Cereal yield losses due to nematodes in Western Australia are in the order of 5 to 15 per cent per annum, but individual losses as high as 40 per cent have been recorded.

Publication Date

2-2007

Series Number

4698

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

City

Perth

Keywords

Integrated pest management, Plant parasitic nematodes, Pratylenchus, Yield losses, Nematoda, Radopholus nativus

Disciplines

Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Plant Sciences

Root lesion and burrowing Nematodes in Western Australian cropping systems

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