Deadly root gland nematode for crops, know how to control

Author : Lohit Baisla

Root gland nematodes are also known as root knot nematodes, root gland or nematodes. These insects are thin like threads. It is very difficult to see this insect with open eyes. The most infestation of this pest occurs in vegetable crops. Apart from this, it is also found in fruits, oilseeds, pulses, paddy, fiber crops, medicinal plants and ornamental plants. Let us get detailed information on the symptoms and control methods of deadly root gland nematode for crops.

Root gland nematode infestation symptom

  • Due to the infestation of this pest, the leaves of the upper part of the plants turn yellow and wither.

  • Flowers and fruits are reduced in affected plants.

  • Nodules form in the roots of the affected plants. Many small roots start growing on these knots.

  • The roots of plants are unable to absorb the nutrients in the proper amount from the soil.

  • Which hinders the growth of plants.

Methods of Control of Root Gland Nematodes

  • Before transplanting the crops in summer season, do two deep plowing in the field at an interval of 15 days. This will destroy the nematodes already present in the soil due to strong sunlight.

  • Mix 4 quintals of neem and karanj cakes per acre of land affected by nematodes.

  • Nematode can be controlled by applying about 10 kg Fipronil 0.3% g per acre of land.

  • To control this pest, apply 250 gm Rootguard per acre of land while preparing the field or 15 to 20 days after sowing.

  • Use extracts of neem, datura and marigold leaves in the field for biological control. This reduces the number of nematodes.

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  • Get information about various pests that occur in crops during the rainy season from here.

We hope this information will prove to be important for you. If you liked this information, then like our post and also share it with other farmers. So that more and more farmer friends can take advantage of this information and save their crops from this deadly pest. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.

21 September 2021


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