Lesion nematodes can severely suppress root growth and cause overall stunting of the soybean plant resulting in yield losses. However, symptoms of lesion nematodes oftentimes go unobserved, resulting in crop loss. According to researchers at Virginia Tech, feeding causes dark lesions and browning on soybeans, and yield loss may result because of nutrient and soil moisture stress.

Above-ground, the symptoms of lesion nematodes resemble many other nematodes and diseases, and include round patches of stunted and yellow leaves. Lesion nematodes can be diagnosed through root and soil samples, according to the Alabama Cooperative Extension.

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