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roundworm

 [round´werm]
any member of the class nematoda, somewhat resembling common earthworms in appearance; many are found as parasites in humans or other animals. Those most frequently infecting humans include Ascaris lumbricoides (see ascariasis); Enterobius vermicularis (the pinworm; see enterobiasis); the hookworm (see hookworm disease); the filaria (see filariasis); and the trichina (see trichinosis).

eelworm

any plant-parasitic or free-living NEMATODE.
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The sun was hot so I kept turning the soil to expose more eelworms. After a day there was no sign of them.
It's possible that the plants were suffering for other reasons such as over- or under-watering, rather than the eelworms being the culprits.
A THE plant has been attacked by eelworms that feed within the stems and foliage and then overwinter in the dormant buds at the base of the plant.
I've tried gravel, pellets and eelworms. - Helen Collins, Harrow, North-West London
Well, Nemasys have been developing nematodes (eelworms) to control a range of garden pests for some years now and the 2008 range now includes a caterpillar killer that will help in the battle against Cabbage White Butterfly caterpillars and Codling Moth caterpillars.
Colin Horsefield, via email ATHE plant has been attacked by eelworms that feed within the stems and foliage and then overwinter in the dormant buds at the base of the plant.
Finish harvesting carrots and potatoes so as to minimise damage from underground pests including slugs, snails and eelworms. Wash the crops, allow to dry and check over for pest damage, only storing those that are perfect.
When you replant you will need a fresh site as many common strawberry viruses are transmitted by soil pests like eelworms.
The Royal Horticultural Society is predicting a surge in the sales of ladybird larvae and other biological controls,living organisms -usually nematodes (eelworms)or small predatory insects or mites -which can be used to stem an invasion of various pests including red spider mite, vine weevil grubs and whitefly.
Lift and store daffodil and tulip bulbs - discard any soft bulbs along with any infested with eelworms and bulb fly grubs.
The most efficient method for getting rid of slugs is the biological control, Defenders Nemaslug, which uses parasitic eelworms to kill the pest.
Since cyst eelworms can also affect tomatoes, which belong to the same plant family, don't plant tomatoes, either, on that patch of ground.