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A soybean cyst nematode


Can Grass Be Used to Eradicate Pests?

Pests are a major problem for our food growers, causing millions in damage and lost products. Nematodes – these tiny worm-looking things that feed on the root of plants – can be especially troublesome for organic farmers because pesticides are often the most effective way to manage these pests. However, ARS researchers found an effective, organic treatment against nematodes and other pests that uses orchard grass.

Read Killing the Crop Killers—Organically to learn more.