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Jonathan D. Eisenback, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

Pea cyst nematode

Heterodera goettingiana

Pea cyst nematode (Heterodera goettingiana) is a nematode pest of Pea, bean, and vetch. It is a native of Europe and Russia and was first detected in Washington in 1993.

This nematode causes reduced root growth, water stress, suppression of nitrogen-fixing nodules,and yellow foliage.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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