A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES ASSOCIATED WITH SOME CULTIVATED CROPS IN ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

Plant parasitic nematodes occur at high population densities in samples from crop plants in St. Kitts and Nevis. The species found are recognised throughout the tropics as major pests of the respective crops. Among these are reniform nematodes, Rotylenchulus spp. on vegetable crops, Pratylenchus bmchyurus and Helicotylenchus dihystera on sugarcane, Radophohis similis on banana and cabbage and root-knot Meloidogyne spp. on all crops. The data suggest that plant parasitic nematodes may be partly responsible for the low crop yields in St. Kitts-and Nevis. A programme of nematode control should be formulated and carried out in these islands if losses due to plant parasitic nematodes are to be curtailed.


Issue Date:
Jul 06 1975
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
11




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