Source: USDA/ARS



Scientists from USDA' Agricultural Research Service developed varieties of bell pepper resistant to the root-knot nematode. In a paper published by HortScience, a team of researchers led by Judy Thies tested the stability of the worm-resistant bell pepper varieties "Charleston Belle" and "Carolina Wonder."



The scientists found out that the two varieties are viable alternatives to methyl bromide for managing southern root-knot nematode in sub-tropical environments.



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