Healthy grain fiber helps barley resist pests

20 marzo 2015

Research has shed light on the action of the serious agricultural pest, cereal cyst nematode, which will help progress improved resistant varieties. Cereal cyst nematode is a microscopic parasitic worm that lives in soils and infects the roots of cereal crops such as barley, wheat and oats. This affects root growth and leads to poor nutrient uptake, a reduction in crop yield and, in susceptible varieties, more worm eggs in the soil for ongoing infection.