What are good nematodes?
Nematodes are one of the most diverse and abundant groups of animals in the soil, and plants almost always interact with nematodes during their lifecycles.
Good nematodes, also known as beneficial nematodes, contribute in various ways in the soil and are involved in nutrient cycles that boost plant growth. Different types of nematodes feed on bacteria, fungi, insects, and even bad nematodes. These helpful organisms play an important role in keeping destructive plant pests and diseases at bay, thus promoting both soil biodiversity and health.
Healthy soils are rich in beneficial soil organisms that help plants improve water and nutrient usage and suppress pests and diseases, which in turn enhances the tolerance of crops to other environmental stresses such as weather events. This ultimately results in better long-term productivity of your land and the profitability of your farm.