- The first symptom of the attack is a small dark spot on the root. The nematode feeds on the root tissue by piercing inside. Fungi rapidly invade such damaged root tissue. The number of fruits in the bunch is reduced and individual fruits are small.
- Affected plants do not respond to fertilizers, irrigation or cultural practices. Nematode population builds up rapidly in ratoon crops.
Collect and send soil and root samples to laboratory for analysis.
Based on laboratory report.