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Cover for Beneficial nematodes in agroecosystems: a global perspective.

This chapter outlines the historical records of insect nematology before highlighting the major groups of beneficial nematodes. These include entomopathogenic nematodes to use against insect pests, slug nematodes to manage mollusc pests, entomophilic nematodes such as Thripinema to manage thrips,...

Author(s)
Askary, T. H.; Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Beneficial nematodes and the changing scope of crop protection.

Sustainability and the increased use of integrated pest management strategies are now the new emerging strategies in global agriculture and a direct result of the over and indiscrimate use of pesticides in the past. In this context, this chapter sheds light on beneficial nematodes (focusing on...

Author(s)
Coupland, J.; Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.; Askary, T. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Entomopathogenic nematodes: mass production, formulation and application.

The critical factors in making entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) successful biological control agents of crop insect pests are their production and application technology. EPNs can be mass produced in vivo (baiting technique on insects) and commercially in vitro (solid/liquid media) and utilized...

Author(s)
Askary, T. H.; Ahmad, M. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in India.

This chapter provides an overview on the status of EPN research in India, which includes their biodiversity, efficacy against different crop insect pests, compatibility with existing integrated pest management (IPM) practices, recent development in mass production, formulation and application, and...

Author(s)
Sankaranarayanan, C.; Askary, T. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in China.

This chapter summarizes the current status of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) as biological control agents (BCAs) against important Chinese agricultural pests in integrated pest management and some important research advances of EPNs in controlling pests in China. The present drawbacks in research on ...

Author(s)
Wang CongLi; Li ChunJie
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future thrusts in expanding the use of entomopathogenic and slug parasitic nematodes in agriculture.

This chapter highlights the issues related to the expansion and commercialization of two beneficial nematodes, i.e. entomopathogenic and slug parasitic. Their limitations and valuable suggestions to overcome them have been discussed in detail. The use of entomopathogenic and slug parasitic...

Author(s)
Askary, T. H.; Nermuthacek˜, J.; Ahmad, M. J.; Ganai, M. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biocontrol agents of phytonematodes.

This book contains 19 chapters focusing on the role of different microorganisms, such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, mites and predatory nematodes as biological control agents of plant parasitic nematodes. The distribution, virulence, survival biology, formulation, safe application and exploitation...

Author(s)
Askary, T. H.; Martinelli, P. R. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643755)
Type
Book
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Cover for Impact of phytonematodes on agriculture economy.

This chapter discusses the global impact of phytonematodes on crop production and presents a recent assessment of crop losses caused by these tiny creatures. The habitat, taxonomy, biology, parasitism, sampling, spatial distribution, contribution in the soil food web and management of plant...

Author(s)
Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.; Askary, T. H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643755)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nematophagous fungi as biocontrol agents of phytonematodes.

This chapter aims to highlight the significance of nematophagous fungi, their efficacy as biological control agent as well as their possible role in future control strategies of nematodes, particularly those concerning the integrated nematode management programme. Information is given on their...

Author(s)
Askary, T. H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643755)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nematophagous fungi: virulence mechanisms.

This chapter focuses on the virulence mechanisms of predaceous, endoparasitic, toxin-producing and egg and female-parasitic fungi. The importance of identifying and considering the specificity of these fungal biological control agents against the developmental stages of certain plant parasitic...

Author(s)
Soares, P. L. M.; Carvalho, R. B. de; Martinelli, P. R. P.; Paes, V. dos S.; Silveira, A. J. da; Santos, J. M. dos; Barbosa, B. F. F.; Ferreira Junior, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643755)
Type
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