Field study on nematode infections in hill vegetables even before farmers start cropping is necessary. This was highlighted at a three-day district-level training programme on ‘Identification of nematode infection and its management,' meant for farmers, held at Horticultural Research Station in Kodaikanal recently. Tamil Nadu Agriculture University Professor Chow. Ramakrishnan, in his address, said that economic yield loss to the tune of 12.3 percent in horticultural crops was due to nematode infections.

So farmers should keep their soil free from nematodes.

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