Damage to Corn. Stunt nematodes are common
associates of corn, but are generally considered mild pathogens, at best.
are didelphic, medium-sized nematodes.
Ecology. Stunt nematodes favor sand loam
or loam soil, and are found in the mid-western U.S. and India.
Symptoms. Some stunting of corn in greenhouse
studies has been shown, but in most instances pathogenicity has not been
Damage to other crops.