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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2859-1

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Image Number D2859-1

Encapsulated within an algal-based sugar polymer capsule are thousands of beneficial Heterorhabditis bacteriophora nematodes. After the capsule is deposited into the soil near corn plants, it’s soft enough for nematodes to escape from and requires substantially less water to apply than spray applications of nematodes.

 

Photo by Ivan Hiltpold.


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Last Modified: 4/25/2013