LSU AgCenter Addressing Guava Root-Knot Nematode Concern

By Brad Robb, Delta Farm Press

The presence of the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii (M. enterolobii) (also called the guava RKN) was recently confirmed at a Morehouse Parish farming operation in northeast Louisiana. This soil-borne microscopic, plant-parasitic pest has a high rate of reproduction and a wide host-plant range that includes soybeans, sugarcane, cotton, and sweet potatoes.