Cotton nematode losses increasing

Hollis, Paul L.
January 2005
Southeast Farm Press;1/19/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the rise in the U.S. cotton production losses to nematodes from 1 percent to about 5 percent since 1988. most of these losses are due to the reniform nematode. The U.S. cotton Industry lost an estimated $402 million to nematodes in 2004. About $214 million were lost to the root-knot nematode, $166 million to the reniform nematode and $22 million to the lance and other nematode species. The root-knot is responsible for 53 percent of total nematode losses while the reniform is responsible for another 41 percent. The remaining 6 percent is due to lance and other nematode species.


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