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Root-lession nematode of peanut. Causal Agent

Pratylenchus brachyurus 

 

Hosts

Peanut 

 

Symptoms

Root lesion nematodes invade and feed on below-ground peanut plant parts and can best be identified by the presence on pods of small tan spots with dark centers. Feedling damage permits other organisms to enter. Weakened pegs commonly cause pods to drop from the plant.

 

Control

Please contact your local county extension office for current information. 

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