Carrots suffer significant yield losses from nematode pests because the harvested edible product (taproot) is directly affected by nematode infection, resulting in reduced marketable yield and quality. Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) are widespread in several counties in South Georgia and cause serious damage to carrots. Stubby-root (Paratrichodorus or Nanidorus spp.) and root-lesion (Pratylenchus spp.) nematodes are also common in these regions, though, their damage potential to carrots has not yet been established. This publication reports information on nematode detection, biology, and different control practices for the proper production of carrots.
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Published on Sep 20, 2023