Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture Edition 3

September 2018
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    13th September 2018
  • ISBN 9781786391247
  • Language English
  • Pages 888 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images full-color illus throughout

Covering all aspects of practical plant nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture, the third edition of this definitive global reference work is fully revised and in full color throughout. It covers the major food and cash crops including; rice, cereals, solanum and sweet potatoes and other root and tuber crops, food legumes, vegetables, peanut, citrus, tree and fruit crops, coconut and other palms, coffee, cocoa, tea, bananas, sugarcane, tobacco, pineapple, cotton, other tropical fibers, spices, condiments and medicinal plants.

New content in this edition includes:

- A chapter on nematode soil biodiversity and soil health
- Reflections on the impact of nematodes on food security, climate change interactions and alternatives to pesticides, small subsistence growers and organic agriculture
- Significant revisions to the IPM chapter and chapters on vegetables, citrus, legumes, tuber crops, cotton, peanut and banana where major advances in IPM have occurred

This book is highly illustrated, with up-to-date practical guidance on methods of extraction, processing and diagnosing of different plant and soil nematodes and on integrated pest management. It remains an invaluable resource for those studying and working in the area of crop protection.

1: Reflections and Challenges: Nematology in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture
2: Identification, Morphology and Biology of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
3: Methods for Extraction, Processing and Detection of Plant and Soil Nematodes
4: Nematode Parasites of Rice
5: Nematode Parasites of Cereals
6: Nematode Parasites of Solanum and Sweet Potatoes
7: Nematode Parasites of Tropical Root and Tuber Crops
8: Nematode Parasites of Food Legumes
9: Nematode Parasites of Vegetables
10: Nematode Parasites of Groundnut
11: Nematode Parasites of Citrus
12: Nematode Parasites of Subtropical and Tropical Fruit Tree Crops
13: Nematode Parasites of Coconut and other Palms
14: Nematode Parasites of Coffee and Cocoa
15: Nematode Parasites of Tea
16: Nematode Parasites of Bananas and Plantains
17: Nematode Parasites of Sugarcane
18: Nematode Parasites of Tobacco
19: Nematode Parasites of Pineapple
20: Nematode Parasites of Cotton and other Tropical Fibre Crops
21: Nematode Parasites of Spices, Condiments and Medicinal Plants
22: Management Practices: an Overview of Integrated Nematode Management Technologies
Appendix - Plant Parasitic Nematode Genera and Species Cited

Richard A. Sikora

Richard A. Sikora is a University of Bonn, Professor Emeritus, who has published numerous books in nematology and plant protection. He has worked in nematology for 53 years as a teacher and researcher and has over 300 peer reviewed publications. He has trained numerous PhD and MS students in practical nematology, many from the tropics and subtropics. During his career he focused on integrated nematode management and alternative tools for control e.g. biocontrol, remote sensing and resistance management.

D. L. Coyne

D. L. Coyne is with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kenya.

J. Hallmann

J. Hallmann is with Julius Kühn-Institute, Germany.

P. Timper

P. Timper is a Plant Pathologist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).