In Africa smearing tubers with wood ash or cow dung shows reduced nematode infection in field. The nematodes cause losses to the yield by direct feeding on roots besides this, they interact in roots with other disease causing agents and thus cause losses to yield qualitatively and quantitatively. Most root-knot nematodes have a very wide host range. The crops in the crop rotations viz., chilli-amaranthus-maize-radish-cauliflower in the first year and amaranthus-maize-cabbage-chilli in the second year were investigated from December 2011 to April 2014.Soil samples were collected monthly based on crop available in the study area. Host range study and evaluation of certain barley varieties to the maize cyst nematode: Heterodera zeae. The CCN has a limited economic impact worldwide due to its high soil temperature requirements. Soil sampling and nematode identification. Find out about nematode biology, crop damage symptoms, management and control. There are about 72 maize diseases reported in Ethiopia caused by fungi, bacteria, nematode and viruses [6.7]. Diseases in maize are caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes. Effect of disease in maize. Of the 61 diseases of maize recorded so far, 15 and one nematode problem, are considered to constitute the major constraints limiting production. Nematodes can be a source of extensive damage to maize. Treating tubers with hot water for 40 min at 50-55 C before sowing and after harvest to reduce disease both in field and storage. Examination of roots showed that the severity of disease was related to the level of D. dipsaci infestation. The occurrence of "toppling disease" in maize in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, caused by Ditylenchus dipsaci is described. Nematodes are often overlooked as a pest in corn due to their small size and non-distinctive damage symptoms but they can cause significant yield loss by damaging corn roots. The corn cyst nematode (CCN) Heterodera zeae is a plant parasitic nematode that feeds on corn Zea mays. Common diseases that affect maize include maize smut, maize streak virus disease, grey leaf spot and maize lethal necrosis. Most nematologists agree that it is important to estimate the population densities of nematodes both in the soil and inside root tissue when conducting a nematode analysis. Over 120 nematode species parasitize maize … Diseases interfere with normal plant growth and lower grain quality. Bhargava S; Yadav BS, 1979. 7) that is known to be a destructive pest of citrus crops, pepper and, most importantly, banana, on which it causes toppling disease. Because disease caused by nematodes can't be diagnosed based solely on plant symptoms, it is necessary to collect samples and submit them to a laboratory for nematode analysis. diseases. Maize diseases can reduce yield. However, diseases such as turcicum leaf blight (TLB), common leaf rust(CLR), gray leaf spot (GLS) are still important constraints in all maize growing regions in Ethiopia that cover 80-95% of maize leaf diseases. Thus, growers who have a root-knot nematode problem may find it difficult to control the nematode and its damage through crop rotation, although this is sometimes a viable option. Maize is the most important cereal crop grown in South Africa, followed by wheat and grain sorghum. Head smut in maize. Follow crop rotation with non host or antagonist crops like ground nut, sorghum, maize… Radopholus similis is a migratory endoparasitic nematode (Fig. Indian Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 8(1):72. Bhargava S; Yadav BS, 1978. maize. Host range study and evaluation of certain barley varieties to the maize cyst nematode Heterodera zeae. Yields of grain crops usually vary considerably between years, mainly due to highly variable rainfall. 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