Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images
- This nematode develops exclusively on wild and cultivated Leguminosae, including pea, bean, broad bean, lentil as well as on fodder Leguminosae, including spring vetch, lucerne and lupin.
- When pea plants reach a height of 12-15 cm, leaves turn yellow and fall prematurely, the base of stipes become twisted, growth is stopped and plants remain dwarf. Roots are little developed and possess only a reduced number of bacterial nodules; radicles are numerous and bear clusters of cysts. Flower buds abort and yields are poor.