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Stem and Bulb Eelworm

Ditylenchus dipsaci

Stem nematode, Onion Bloat

Stunts growth of plant and caused discolouration or swollen stems.

This nematode mainly effects onion and garlic bulbs.

Detection

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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