Tylenchorhynchus species
Stunt Nematodes

  • Damage to Corn.   Stunt nematodes are common associates of corn, but are generally considered mild pathogens, at best.
  • Biology.   Tylenchorhynchus 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 demonstrated.
  • Damage to other crops. 
  • Control.