Exotic Pest Reporting
Jonathan D. Eisenback, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org
Dagger nematode (Xiphinema coxi) is a nematode pest.
Dagger nematodes are migratory ectoparasites (piercing the roots to feed) found only in soil. Dagger nematodes cause root stunting and tip galling. In addition, as virus vectors they can be damaging at very low population levels. .