Cyst Nematodes pp 373-385 | Cite as

Economic Importance of Cyst Nematodes in North America

  • Lawrence I. Miller
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 121)


Globodera rostochiensis (Woll.) Behr., G. pallida (Stone), G. tabacum tabacum (Lownsbery & Lownsbery), G. t. solanacearum (Miller & Gray),, Heterodera glycines Ichinohe, H. schachtii Schmidt, H. cruciferae Franklin, H. trifolii Goffart and H. avenae Woll. are the most important cyst nematodes of commercial crops in North America (USA and Canada), or have the potential to be important pests if distribution were not restricted. H. zeae Koshy, Swarup & Sethi parasitises corn (Zea mays) on a few farms in Maryland but its potential economic importance as a pathogen in North America has not yet been determined. Cactodera cacti (Filipjev & Schuurmans Stekhoven) on cactus, Punctodera punctata (Thorne) Mulvey & Stone on wheat, H. lespedeza Golden and G.S. Cobb on lespedeza, H. leucilyma Di Edwardo & Perry on St. Augustine grass, H. fici Kirjanova on fig, H. humuli Filipjev on hop and H. carotaeJones on carrot can be important pests in particular situations but they are not pests of general economic importance in North America.


Cyst Nematode Nematode Population Soybean Cyst Nematode Important Pest Potato Cyst Nematode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence I. Miller
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  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed ScienceVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlackburgUSA

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