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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Eelworms


 - (Pests and Diseases)

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Bonsai Care

These are worms which inhibit growth by attacking plant roots. 

There are several types :  Cyst eelworms : which pierce the roots creating galls which protect them.  Ectoparasitic eelworms : these may carry viral deseases resulting in yellowing of foliage from the base up.  Root-lesion eeelworms : these build nests which cause canker in the roots causing yellowing of foliage and possible fungal development.

Treatment requires removal of yellowing leaves and spraying of remaining foliage with a parathion based wash, plus mixing nematicides with the soil which should be prevented from excess wetness. 


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