Practise good hygiene by sterilising plant tools regularly. Always buy plants from trusted retailers.
The green manure Sinapis alba helps reduce the occurrence of these nematodes.
There are resistant varieties that you can plant to help reduce the overall population of nematodes in the soil.
The varieties: Accent, Lady Christl, Pentland Javelin, Premiere, Rocket, Winston, Blue Danube, Kestrel, Nadine, Saxon, Cara, Maris Piper, Maxine, Nicola, Picasso, Sante, Stemster and Valor are known to reduce the rate of population growth, only allowing male nematodes to develop in roots.
The varieties Harmony, Kestrel, Lady Balfour, Maxine, Sante and Valor, can produce viable crops when infestations are mild. Crop losses may occur if populations are allowed to build up over time.
Long crop rotations are required to starve and eradicate populations. Some species can survive up to ten years!