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Root Knot Nematode Damage

Posted 11/29/2011 1:01pm by Susan Anderson.

In areas where root know nematode populations are suspected to be high, it is important to keep an eye on your ginger crop.  It is also important not to reuse this ginger crop for seed!  Here is a photograph of ginger with root knot nematode damage.  Note the bubbly looking rhizome flesh.  This disease organism can infect crops other than ginger so a population might already be in place where susceptible crops have been grown before the ginger crop.  The harvested ginger rhizomes with root knot nematode damage are fine to eat!  They are poor seed stock...

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