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How do you control radopholus Similis?

Reducing nematode populations in the soil before planting is of primary importance in the control of R. similis. Fallowing the land for 6-12 months or longer after destruction of all hosts can be a method to reduce the nematode populations in the soil to an undetectable level.

How to control burrowing nematode?

Treat planting material of banana or plantain first by peeling the suckers, cutting out all obvious signs of corm infection, and then with hot water at 50°C for 20-25 minutes, with careful monitoring of temperature. (Note hot water treatment for the control of burrowing nematode in ginger is 52°C for 10 minutes).

How are nematodes controlled in bananas?

Press mud application at rate of 15 tonnes per ha (5 kg/pit) or neem cake 1.5 tonnes per ha (500 g/pit) during planting can also help to avoid nematode build up. Application of farm-yard manure at 10 kg per plant 60 days after planting. — Rotating banana with paddy.

What is the class of radopholus Similis?

Radopholus similis
Class: Secernentea
Order: Tylenchida
Family: Pratylenchidae
Genus: Radopholus

How do you uproot a banana tree?

To remove the banana plant, dig up a circle of soil about 1 foot around the base. Insert the blade of a sharp shovel into the disturbed dirt at a 45-degree angle to sever any underground roots, working all the way around the plant. After the roots have been severed, you can easily pull the young banana plant up.

How do you control citrus nematode?


  1. Use certified nematode-free planting stock, citrus nematode-resistant rootstocks, and nematode-free planting sites.
  2. Prevent citrus nematode infestation by contaminated run-off or irrigation water.
  3. Rotate with annual crops for 1 to 3 years before replanting citrus to reduce the number of citrus nematodes.

How do you control nematodes?

The most reliable practices are preventive, including sanitation and choice of plant varieties. You can reduce existing infestations through fallowing, crop rotation, and soil solarization. However, these methods reduce nematodes primarily in the top foot or so of the soil, so they are effective only for about a year.

Can nematodes burrow?

Symptoms of burrowing nematode are most readily observable as dark and necrotic lesions on the root system (Figure 2), similar to those caused by pathogenic fungi, Helicotylenchus multicinctus, and other endoparasitic nematodes that may infect banana roots.

Who is father of Indian Nematology?

N.A. Cobb
N.A. Cobb, the father of nematology.