Exotic Pest Reporting
Jonathan D. Eisenback, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org
Dagger nematode (Xiphinema bakeri) is a nematode pest.
Dagger nematodes inhabit the soil immediately adjacent to feeder roots of seedlings and cause damage to roots by feeding externally on succulent root tissues. Xiphinema bakeri causes corky root disease of Douglas-fir seedlings.