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Stem and Bulb Nematode

Ditylenchus dipsaci

Stem and Bulb Nematode, Stem nematode, Onion bloat, Eelworm, Stem and Bulb Eelworm

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This nematode mainly effects onion and garlic bulbs.

Traits

Stunts growth of plant and caused discolouration or swollen stems.

Symptoms

Stunted growth on bulbous plants, as well as discolouration and swollen stems.

Activity

Diurnal

Personality

Family

Anguinidae

Metamorphosis

Complete

Distribution

Europe, North and South America, North and South Africa, Asia

Biological treatment

By keeping all tools and equipment sterile and clean, this will also help to prevent spreading Ditylenchus dipsaci any further.

Chemical treatment

To prevent having Ditylenchus dipsaci you can disinfect bulbs and seeds before planting by using hot water treatments, with a formaldehyde solution added.

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