Spotlight on… Nematodes! With Izzy the Inspector

Did you know that nematodes are microscopic worms which are so small you can only see them with a microscope! Most of them live in plants and soil. As they are so small, they are able to get inside plants and cause damage to the stems and roots. Nematodes that feed on roots often damage the plant.

Izzy the Inspector

Izzy has been called to look at a crop of carrots...

She pulls some out to check for pests and symptoms. Hmmm, this one looks a bit strange. The knobbly carrot roots and the yellow floppy tops look like nematode damage. Izzy suspects some naughty plant feeding nematodes have been at work here!

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