Root Knot Nematodes

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Root Knot Nematodes

Post  Michael T on Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:02 pm

While repotting an apple (malus), I noticed it had a heavy affliction of root knot nematodes. Anybody have suggestions about how to control and/or eliminate them?

Michael T

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Re: Root Knot Nematodes

Post  Nina on Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:04 pm

On a Malus, I would guess the root swellings you see are caused by woolly aphids, not nematodes. Look carefully at the swellings for white "fluff". An insecticidal drench will control them. Contact your local Cooperative Extension Office for detailed advice.


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