Researchers examine new ways to control nematodes in carrots
By Lisa Lieberman
As most carrot growers know, root knot nematodes, which afflict almost every carrot field in California, are one of the biggest challenges they face. Nematodes are parasitic, microscopic, wormlike organisms that feed on bacteria and fungi. They can cause serious problems in carrots because they attack carrots right at the root, causing forking, galling and stubbing.
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