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how can I deal with nematodes that destroy my tomatoes and root vegetables on the Sunshine coast? Nemacure is no longer permissable to use in Qld! Also I have a Mango tree that is attacked by anthracsnodes? I spray while the tree is flowering but we onl

Submitted: 09:51PM, 11 Apr 2010
Answer: Dear Arthur,
Nematodes are a real nuisance in the vegetable garden and can ruin your crops for the season as well as staying present long after the crop has failed. Yates no longer have the nematicide called Nemacur which was used to attack the nematodes in the soil and protect plant roots.

There are a number of cultural practices that you can put in place to control nematodes. Rotate your garden beds so that you don’t plants the same crop in the same place year after year. Incorporate plenty of organic matter into the existing soil and leave the soil fallow for the season. You will then cut off their food supply and in this way, reduce the population. Be careful not to leave any roots in the soil or allow any weeds to grow and this will be a source of food for the nematodes and the garden beds will be re-infected.

To control the anthracnose on your mango tree you will need to spray with Mancozeb every week while the blossoms are on the tree.

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Answered: 01:43PM, 27 Apr 2010

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