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Extract from nematodes stops pecan scab

In Southeast Farm Press

by Sharon Durham, USDA

Researchers know that substances produced by bacteria from the guts of entomopathogenic nematodes (ones that infect insects) can suppress certain plant diseases, including pecan scab, the major disease currently limiting productivity and quality of pecan trees in the southeastern United States. But the specific compounds responsible for the suppression have not been previously identified.

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