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Root knot nematodes

Nematodes that damage roots in the vege patch, are minute worm-like creatures, also known as eelworms. The female nematodes penetrate plant roots causing lumps to form on the roots, which affect the water-carrying ability of the roots. (These are not … Continue reading

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Bacterial wilt

The ABC’s Gardening Australia program on June 20th told gardeners how to identify plants affected by bacterial wilt but, unfortunately, did not tell them how to eliminate the disease. Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) is a serious soil disease that can, … Continue reading

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Fungal wilt diseases

Soil fungi that affect the water-carrying parts of plants cause wilt diseases that can affect a wide range of vegetables, grains, and ornamentals. Fruit trees can also be affected. Wilt diseases are commonly caused by not practicing a proper crop … Continue reading

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