NEMATODES: Small Worm-like Creatures

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Usually associated with the soil, in orchids with the rhizome and potting mixes; surgery of the affected parts will help reduce incidence. P71(3)23; use sterilization of the potting medium. S195
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