potato rot nematode

noun

Definition of potato rot nematode

: a plant-parasitic nematode (Ditylenchus destructor)that attacks roots and tubers (as of potato or sugar beet) causing dry rugose lesions highly susceptible to secondary invasion by fungi and that has long been a serious pest of potatoes in northern Europe and is now known also from widely separated points in North America

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“Potato rot nematode.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20rot%20nematode. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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