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Introduction to plant-parasitic nematodes

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I am glad to see that you are interested in learning about plant-parasitic nematodes, and I hope that you will achieve this goal at the end of this course.

What Will You Learn?

  • The course will introduce you to basic topics on plant-parasitic nematodes, including the economical importance, characteristics, symptoms, and modes of spread of plant-parasitic nematodes. You will also learn about the four most economically important plant-parasitic nematodes.

Course Content

Importance and general characteristics of PPNs
Watch this presentation to learn about the importance and general features of plant-parasitic nematodes

Methods of dissemination
Watch the this short video to learn about how nematode can spread within a field, between fields, and across borders.

Above-ground symptoms of nematodes
The above ground symptoms of nematodes can be easily confused with the symptoms of many other plant diseases. Watch the following short presentation to learn about the major above-ground symptoms of nematodes, including stunted growth, patchy areas, leaf yellowing and wilting, and why they occur.

Major economically important plant-parasitic nematodes
Several nematodes can cause economical important damage to several crops depensong on the crops and locations, however, some nematodes are known to be among the top most frequently problematic to growers. These include root knot nematodes, cyst nematodes, lesion nematodes, and reniform nematodes. Watch the following short presentation to learn more about these nematodes.

End of course quiz
Please answer the following questions to evaluate your knowledge about what you have learned from this course.

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This is very good course. I learned new knowledge from the course.
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