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Gardening - Fruit: Pests & Diseases

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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.

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SP341L-500-5/99 (Rev) E12-2015-00-044-99

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