Stem and Bulb Nematode
Stem and Bulb Nematode, Stem nematode, Onion bloat, Eelworm, Stem and Bulb Eelworm
This nematode mainly effects onion and garlic bulbs.
Stunts growth of plant and caused discolouration or swollen stems.
Stunted growth on bulbous plants, as well as discolouration and swollen stems.
Europe, North and South America, North and South Africa, Asia
By keeping all tools and equipment sterile and clean, this will also help to prevent spreading Ditylenchus dipsaci any further.
To prevent having Ditylenchus dipsaci you can disinfect bulbs and seeds before planting by using hot water treatments, with a formaldehyde solution added.