Causal Agent: 

Nematode (Meloidogyne spp.)

Crops Affected:
Solanaceous (tomato, pepper, eggplant)
Management and Control:
Use resistant varieties/rootstock, if available.
Crop rotation with rice, corn and a long fallow period can effectively reduce nematode population in the soil.
Disinfect beds by heat sterilization.
Enhance soil structure by applying soil amendments (Ca, phosphate, K)/organic fertilizers. 
Use nematicide whenever necessary.
Apply nematicide such as carbosulfan (e.g. MarshallⓇ).

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