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Dr. Kurt Jones
Management options for corn nematodes (microscopic, thread-like round worms that are parasites on or in root systems) are limited, but the first seed treatment nematicide for corn was recently registered for use. A seed treatment nematicide can protect corn seeds from day one, promoting strong stands and emergence. Plus, seed treatments protect growers’ corn seed investments.
Some other management practices can suppress or limit the growth of corn nematode populations:
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