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Plant parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture.

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This new edition covers the major economically important crops of the subtropics and tropics and their main nematode parasites, concentrating on those nematode species that have been shown to cause yield loss. The book has been expanded to include a new chapter on nematode ecology, demonstrating the importance of non-parasitic nematode communities as beneficial and essential components of the agro...


Chapter 7 (Page no: 222)

Nematode parasites of potato and sweet potato.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Information is given on their origin and distribution, biology, symptoms of damage, spread, environmental factors affecting parasitism, other hosts, disease complexes, economic importance, and management measures, which include host resistance, cultural, chemical and biological control methods.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Reflections and challenges: nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture. Author(s): Sikora, R. A. Coyne, D. Hallmann, J. Timper, P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 20) Identification, morphology and biology of plant parasitic nematodes. Author(s): Hunt, D. J. Palomares-Rius, J. E. Manzanilla-López, R. H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 62) Nematode ecology and soil health. Author(s): Sánchez-Moreno, S. Ferris, H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 87) Methods for extraction, processing and detection of plant and soil nematodes. Author(s): Hallmann, J. Subbotin, S. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 120) Nematode parasites of rice. Author(s): Peng DeLiang Gaur, H. S. Bridge, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 163) Nematode parasites of cereals. Author(s): Dababat, A. A. Fourie, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 252) Nematode parasites of tropical root and tuber crops (excluding potatoes). Author(s): Coyne, D. Affokpon, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 290) Nematode parasites of food legumes. Author(s): Sikora, R. A. Claudius-Cole, B. Sikora, E. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 346) Nematode parasites of vegetables. Author(s): Hallmann, J. Meressa, B. H.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 411) Nematode parasites of groundnut. Author(s): Timper, P. Dickson, D. W. Steenkamp, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 446) Nematode parasites of citrus. Author(s): Shokoohi, E. Duncan, L. W.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 477) Nematode parasites of subtropical and tropical fruit tree crops. Author(s): Cabrera, A. El-Borai, F. E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 504) Nematode parasites of coconut and other palms. Author(s): Griffith, R. Giblin-Davis, R. M. Koshy, P. K. Sosamma, V. K. Kanzaki, N.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 536) Nematode parasites of coffee and cocoa. Author(s): Villain, L. Salgado, S. M. L. Phap Quang Trinh
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 584) Nematode parasites of tea. Author(s): Gnanapragasam, N. C. Mohotti, K. M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 617) Nematode parasites of bananas and plantains. Author(s): Sikora, R. Coyne, D. Quénéhervé, P.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 658) Nematode parasites of sugarcane. Author(s): Ramouthar, P. V. Bhuiyan, S. A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 687) Nematode parasites of tobacco. Author(s): Johnson, C. S. Chinheya, C.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 717) Nematode parasites of pineapple. Author(s): Sipes, B. S. Chinnasri, B.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 738) Nematode parasites of cotton and other tropical fibre crops. Author(s): Davis, R. F. Galbieri, R. Asmus, G. L.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 755) Nematode parasites of spices and medicinal plants. Author(s): Eapen, S. J. Rakesh Pandey
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 795) Management practices: an overview of integrated nematode management technologie. Author(s): Sikora, R. A. Roberts, P. A.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 839) Appendix - plant parasitic nematode genera and species cited. Author(s): Hunt, D. J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Plant Protection in Field Crops and Grassland, Messeweg 11/12, 38104 Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786391247
  • Record Number
  • 20183227833