How to fight nematodes

Nematodes are small parasitic, 2 to 6 cm worms that attack the tissues of garden plants. Due to their shape, they are also known as eels.

They suck the tissues of the plant, they form the galley of characteristics from which one guesses the attack of these worms, they also transmit the virus to horticulture. Root damage also promotes bacterial and fungal diseases which then cause rotting of the root system.

Nematodes are produced when the temperature warms up a little and exceeds 15/20 degrees, starting in the spring.


How to defend against nematodes

nematode plants such as horseradish, white mustard or calendula, whose roots release toxic substances that kill or inhibit the reproduction of these worms, can be used to protect the garden from nematodes. These plants can be spread around the garden or even turned into green manure to exterminate pests.

A method that kills nematodes is solarization, in which, taking advantage of the sun, the soil is disinfected with heat. edges and leave at least 3/4 weeks.

crop rotation prevents nematodes spread to the detriment of a culture they love.

useful nematodes

There is also entomopathogenic nematodes which are useful for the garden in certain situations because they can be used to kill other pests, this method of biological control is useful for example to get rid of beetle larvae and ozziorrinco.

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