Biocontrol Agents of Phytonematodes

July 2015
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  • Published
    28th July 2015
  • ISBN 9781780643755
  • Language English
  • Pages 480 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"

Highlighting the use of biocontrol agents as an alternative to chemical pesticides in the management of plant parasitic nematodes, this book reviews the current progress and developments in the field. Tactful and successful exploitation of each biocontrol agent, i.e. nematophagous fungi, parasitic bacteria, predaceous mites, rhizobacteria, mycorrhiza and predaceous nematodes, has been described separately. The contributors are 23 eminent nematologists and their information has been compiled in 19 chapters.

Section 1
1. Impact of Phytonematodes on Agriculture Economy
2. Significance of Biocontrol Agents of Phytonematodes

Section 2
3. Nematophagous Fungi: A Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes
4. Nematophagous Fungi: Geographical Distribution
5. Nematophagous Fungi: Virulence Mechanisms
6. Nematophagous Fungi: Survival Biology
7. Nematophagous Fungi: Formulation and Application Technology
8. Nematophagous Fungi: Commercialization
9. Nematophagous Fungi: Regulations and Safety

Section 3
10. Nematophagous Bacteria: A Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes
11. Nematophagous Bacteri: Virulence Mechanisms
12. Nematophagous Bacteria: Survival Biology
13. Field Application and Commercialization of Nematophagous Bacteria
14. Novel Bacteria Species in Nematode Biocontrol

Section 4
15. Mites as Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes
16. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) as Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes
17. Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) Fungi as Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes
18. Predatory Nematodes as Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes

Section 5
19. Factors affecting Commercial Success of Biocontrol Agents of Phytonematodes
20. Future Prospects and Research Needs in the Biological Control of Phytonematodes

Tarique Hassan Askary

Tarique Hassan Askary teaches at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), India.

P. R. P. Martinelli

P. R. P. Martinelli teaches at Universidade Estadual Paulista (FCAV-UNESP), Brazil.