On the occurence of Xiphinema index Thorne et Allen in Chile

J. C. Magunacelaya, F. Lamberti, M. T. Ahumada


A nematode survey was carried out during the years 1998-2004 in Chile to assess the occurrence of the dagger nematode, Xiphinema index, in vineyards and on fig trees grown in backyards around dwellings. Approximately 45% of samples were positive for the nematode. The nematode occurred more frequently in the northern and central Regions than in the southern ones. Xiphinema index was not detected in Regions IX and X.

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