The Q&A Archives: Controlling Nematodes

Question: We have a vegetable garden plot 20 ft x 50 ft. that seems to be infested with nematodes. We would like to treat the garden with a not-too-dangerous substance. Can you provide any suggestions? Thanks. Ed Rowe

Answer: Before you plan any harsh treatment, are you sure that nematodes are the problem? Nematodes are tiny worms, too small to see with the naked eye. There are many types, both pest and beneficial. Some people have found that planting a crop of marigolds(like Burpee's Nema-gone) helps control root nematodes. There are also certain cultural controls for specific crop plants.

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