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Researchers examine new ways to control nematodes in carrots

Issue Date: March 16, 2011
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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