University of Hertfordshire

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Free-living plant parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that
move freely in soil feeding on roots. Soil samples indicate an increasing
damage from free-living nematodes in Norway. Yield losses of up to 50 %
have been noted in local fields, and indeed some farmers have considered
abandoning crop production on nematode infested land. Because of this,
methods of efficient nematode management have been sought for both in the
extension service and among farmers.
The main objective of this project is to increase and improve the current
knowledge on the occurrence and management of free-living nematodes in
potato, vegetables, strawberry and cereals in Norway.

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