The presentation by Tamra Jackson, an Extension Plant Pathologist from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, focuses on the impact of nematodes on corn crops. It outlines the variety of nematode species affecting corn, dispels common misconceptions about these pests, and emphasizes that nematode damage in corn is more widespread than previously thought. The presentation highlights different types of nematodes, their distribution, and the symptoms they cause in corn. It also discusses the challenges in diagnosing nematode-related issues due to symptom similarities with other problems like insect injury, nutrient deficiency, and soil compaction. The presentation underscores the need for more research and better awareness about corn nematodes.
View Tamra Jackson’s presentation here.