INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES: 2. WHAT ARE PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES?

This is the second of a series of short articles describing nematodes that affect plants. What are plant parasitic nematodes? Like all nematodes, plant parasitic nematodes are unsegmented, tiny worms (see Blog of Feb. 26, 2019). Plant parasitic nematodes are aquatic organisms that require moisture, fluids, and water in order to be active and to […]

INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES: 1. WHAT ARE NEMATODES?

This is the first of a series of short articles describing nematodes that affect plants. What are nematodes? Nematodes are worms. As a group (classified as Nematoidea) nematodes are one of the most numerous of all animals and are aquatic organisms, requiring moisture, fluids, and water in order to be active and to move. Nematodes […]