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Corn Cyst Nematode, Heterodera zeae, in the United States. Sandra Sardanelli, Nematode Assay Laboratory Manager, Department of Botany, University of Maryland, College Park 20742. L. R. Krusberg, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Maryland, College Park 20742; and A. Morgan Golden, Nematologist, Nematology Laboratory, Plant Protection Institute, Agricultural Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD 20705. Plant Dis. 65:622. . This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1981. DOI: 10.1094/PD-65-622.

The corn cyst nematode (Heterodera zeae), previously known only from India, Egypt, and Pakistan, has been detected for the first time in the United States in Kent County, MD. A survey has been initiated, and field research for resistance in corn, control with nematicides, and host range tests are planned.