nematodes was Edible Bulbs - Allium

Peter Taggart
Sun, 06 Nov 2011 23:31:07 PST
Are there other plants which help? what about Pyrethrum?
How do the Dutch control nematodes in the fields?
Peter (UK)

On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 11:42 PM, J. Agoston <>wrote:

> I have never seen in Holland to rotate the fields between crops....
> Sowing Tagetes is a good biological way to reduce the nematodes, but you
> cannot eliminate them. You have to keep Tagetes on the field for at least 2
> months, the longer the better. It is used mainly for the control of
> Meloidogyne. The eggs will open if the Tagetes roots get near to them. The
> invasional larvae (J2 - juveline nematodes) will enter the roots at their
> tips, but this plant is not their host, so they will die within days. If
> ther in nothing in the soil, the eggs wil lay there waiting for a host
> plant's root for years.

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