Gardening - Fruit: Pests & Diseases
Plant-parasitic nematodes are slender, worm-like animals that usually can be seen only with the aid of a microscope. There are thousands of different kinds of nematodes, but few are pests in vegetable gardens of Tennessee. The southern root-knot nematode is the most serious pest in the home garden, although lesion and lance nematodes occasionally can cause damage.
"SP341-L-Nematode Control in the Home Garden," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP341L-500-5/99 (Rev) E12-2015-00-044-99, https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexgard/14