Lance Nematode 1235021 LGPT

Lance nematode

Description: Parasite that is visible only under a microscope. Feeds from inside and outside the corn roots.

Timing of damage: Early spring but can be active throughout the season

Type of damage: Plants are yellow and stunted, and roots are stubby and short. These nematodes cause the most damage in sandy soils.

Scouting: A month after planting and before soils warm up, take a sample of the roots and soil. Place root with soil ball in a plastic bag and send to a nematology lab for testing.

Economic threshold: None established.

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