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Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Associated with Maize in Cauca and Valle del Cauca, Colombia. D. C. Norton, Department of Plant Pathology, Seed and Weed Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames 50011. F. Varon De Agudelo, ICA-Centro Experimental Palmira, Apartado Aereo 233, Palmira, Colombia. Plant Dis. 68:950-952. Accepted for publication 15 July 1984. Copyright 1984 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-68-950.

Sixteen species of plant-parasitic nematodes in 11 genera were recovered from 54 samples collected from the rhizosphere of maize in the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Pratylenchus spp. were recovered most frequently from roots and second most frequently, after Helicotylenchus spp., from soil. P. zeae was by far the most common species of the genus recovered; the highest numbers were more than 91,000/g of dry root. H. borinquensis and Paratrichodorus minor were most prominent in the mountainous areas of Cauca but were found infrequently in Cauca del Valle.