Entomopathogenic Nematodes as Biological Control Agents

September 2024
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  • ISBN 9781800620308
  • Language English
  • Pages 544 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are biocontrol agents that are used to control a wide variety of insect pests within agriculture and forestry. In addition to their use as bio-pesticides, EPNs have a fascinating biology and are thus considered model organisms in ecology, symbiosis and pathogenesis.

This book presents basic knowledge and diverse applications to illustrate how EPNs play an important role as potent biocontrol solutions. It describes:

- Fundamental concepts such as biology, taxonomy, symbiosis genomics and behavioral ecology.

- Aspects of commercialization, including mass production, formulation, safety and regulation, and marketing.

- Diverse cropping systems e.g. maize, wheat and grains, citrus, orchard systems, berries, vine crops, vegetables and turf.

- Other applications including urban, nursery, forestry, greenhouse, veterinary and medical.

- Ecological considerations and applications in conservation biocontrol.

This book is a must have for all pest management professionals including those practicing integrated pest management strategies.

1. Diversity and Systematics of Nematodes Used in Biocontrol--S. Patricia Stock, University of Arizona
2. The Biology of Entomopathogenic Nematodes--Ernesto San-Blas, Yoelvis Sulbaran and Gabriela Lankin
3. Insect Innate Immunity Against Entomopathogenic Nematodes--Ioannis Eleftherianos, The George Washington University, and Ghada Tafesh-Edwards, The George Washington University
4. Genomics of Entomopathogenic Nematodes--Anil Baniya and Adler R Dillman, University of California
5. Survival Mechanisms of Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Current Knowledge and its Integration Toward a Better Performing Biological Control Agent--Jayashree Ramakrishnan, Dana Ment and Itamar Glazer
6. Behavioral Ecology of Entomopathogenic Nematodes--Edwin Lewis, University of Idaho
7. Population Biology of Entomopathogenic Nematodes: An Ecological and Agronomical Model--Rubén Blanco-Pérez, Glen Stevens, Ferrum College, and Raquel Campos Herrera
8. Natural Enemies and Antagonists of Entomopathogenic Nematodes--Selcuk Hazir, Mustapha Touray, Harun Cimen, Derya Ulug, Canan Hazir and Sebnem Hazal Gulsen
9. Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus Bacterial Metabolites as Tools in Biocontrol--Selcuk Hazir and Helge Bode
10. Mass Production--Richou Han, Luis Garrigós Leite, Istituto Biológico, Brazil, Xun
Yan, Julie G. Chacon-Orozco and David I Shapiro-llan, USDA-ARS, Georgia
11. Formulation and Application Technology for Entomopathogenic Nematodes--David I Shapiro-llan, USDA-ARS, Georgia, and Edwin Lewis, University of Idaho
12. Safety and Regulation of Entomopathogenic Nematodes--Diana Karime Londono and Patrick Frettinger
13. Role of Marketing and Outreach for the Success of Entomopathogenic Nematodes--Surendra Dara, UC Cooperative Extension
14. Applications of Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Insect Pest Control in Maize--Stefan Toepfer, Xun Yan and Bart Vandenbossche
15. Entomopathogenic Nematodes as Biological Control Agents in Grain Crops--Ramandeep Kaur Sandhi and Gadi V P Reddy, Montana State University
16. Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Citrus IPM in South Africa and Florida--Larry Duncan, University of Florida, and Antoinette P. Malan
17. Other Orchard Systems--David I Shapiro-llan, USDA-ARS, Georgia, and Steven P. Arthurs
18. Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Berry Crops--Cesar Rodriguez-Saona and Surendra Dara, UC Cooperative Extension
19. Role of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in an Integrated Pest Management Strategy for Grapevine: South Africa as a Model System--Antoinette P. Malan and Rinus Knoetze
20. Vegetables--Weibin Ruan and Sheng-Yen Wu
21. Turfgrass and Pasture Applications--Albrecht Koppenhofer and Ana Luiza Sousa
22. Home and Garden Pests--Dawn Gouge
23. Application for Nursery Crop Production--Tatyana Stefanovska, Edwin Lewis, University of Idaho, and Regina K. Cruzado Gutiérrez
24. Forest Applications of Entomopathogenic Nematodes--Christopher Williams
25. Glasshouse Production--Ganpati B. Jagdale, University of Georgia
26. Applications for the control of pests of Humans and Animals--John Goolsby, Itamar Glazer, Michael Samish and Fernando Garcia-del-Pino
27. Interactions between Agrochemicals and Biological Control Agents--Albrecht Koppenhofer and Shane Foye
28. Conservation of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Agroecosystems--Mary Barbercheck
29. Conclusions

David Shapiro-Ilan

David Shapiro-Ilan is a Supervisory Research Entomologist at USDA-ARS, Georgia. His research focuses on invertebrate pathology/microbial control. Areas of interest emphasize the study of entomopathogenic nematodes and include biological control applications, production and formulation technology, and studies on nematode behavior (especially foraging dynamics). Dr. Shapiro-Ilan has published 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, 24 book chapters, and over 40 trade journal/extension articles; he has co-edited 3 books and is inventor on 7 patents. Selected awards include Fellow of the Society of Nematologists, EEO/Civil Rights, Excellence in IPM (SEB-ESA, 2012), and over $7 million as PI/co-PI on competitive grants. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Nematology, and Editor for the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.

Edwin E. Lewis

Edwin Lewis is a professor and currently serves as head of the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology at the University of Idaho (UI); he is the co-director of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem, also at UI. Lewis' research focuses on biological control of insects using entomopathogens, management of plant-parasitic nematodes, animal behavior, and soil ecology. He has published 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, 14 book chapters, 1 edited book and is inventor on 2 patents. Selected awards include Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (Pacific Branch, ESA) and over $3.5 million in grant support. He served as subject editor for the Journal of Nematology and editor-in-chief for Biological Control; he currently serves as subject editor for Biological Control.

Agriculture; Biological control; Ecology; Entomology; Entomopathogenic nematode; Formulation; Genomics; Heterorhabditis; Insects; Integrated Pest Management; Mass Production; Nematode; Pests; Photorhabdus; Steinernema; Xenorhabdus