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Cover for Entomopathogenic nematodes for management of insect pests of canola and other oilseed crops.

This chapter reviews the potential of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) as biological control agents against major insect pests of rape and other Brassica oilseed crops, including Indian mustard, camelina and crambe. Available data on EPN efficacy against different pests is summarized. Future prospects ...

Author(s)
Bal, H. K.; Grewal, P. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematodes as biocontrol agents.

This book documents and illustrates the major developments in the use of nematodes for biological control of insects and slugs. It has seven parts covering the morphology and taxonomy of all nematode groups used as biological control agents; entomopathogenic nematodes; entomophilic nematodes;...

Author(s)
Grewal, P. S.; Ehlers, R. U.; Shapiro-Ilan, D. I.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990170)
Type
Book
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Cover for Lawn, turfgrass and pasture applications.

This paper focuses on the application and efficacy of nematodes (e.g. Steinernema and Heterorhabditis spp.) against target pests (including white grubs, mole crickets, weevils, cutworms, webworms, armyworms, crane flies) in lawn, turfgrass and pastures. The factors affecting nematode efficacy and...

Author(s)
Grewal, P. S.; Koppenhöfer, A. M.; Choo, H. Y.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990170)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nursery and tree application.

This paper assesses the current status of the biological control of pest problems in the nursery industry (including ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials) with entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) by (1) reviewing the results of pot and field tests and the key factors of success and failure of EPNs ...

Author(s)
Tol, R. W. H. M. van; Raupp, M. J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990170)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Interactions with plant-parasitic nematodes.

This paper provides a review of field and greenhouse studies on the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) against plant parasitic nematodes. The background and history of the interaction between EPNs and plant parasitic nematodes, and nematode life histories are briefly discussed. Proposed...

Author(s)
Lewis, E. E.; Grewal, P. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990170)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Compatibility and interactions with agrochemicals and other biocontrol agents.

This paper discusses the effects of combinations of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs), agricultural chemicals (acaricides, insecticides, nematicides, fungicides and herbicides) and/or other control agents (pathogens, predators, parasitoids or other nematodes) on the viability of EPNs and the...

Author(s)
Koppenhöfer, A. M.; Grewal, P. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990170)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology, production and formulation of slug-parasitic nematodes.

This paper provides a brief history of the use of Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita as a biological control agent, and reviews its biology (life cycle, host range and pathogenicity mechanisms), aspects related to its commercialization (mass production and formulation) and its effects on nontarget...

Author(s)
Wilson, M. J.; Grewal, P. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990170)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Critical issues and research needs for expanding the use of nematodes in biological control.

This chapter discusses the factors (high product cost, limited product availability, sub-optimum ease of use, and sub-optimum efficacy) limiting the use of nematodes in the biological control of plant pests (insects, molluscs and plant parasitic nematodes) and soilborne fungal pathogens, and...

Author(s)
Grewal, P. S.; Ehlers, R. U.; Shapiro-Ilan, D. I.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990170)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Entomopathogenic nematodes as tools in integrated pest management.

In this chapter, more recent developments in our understanding of the biology, safety, production, formulation, quality, application strategy and technology, and efficacy of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) in different ecosystems are briefly reviewed. Recent research on EPN compatibility with...

Author(s)
Grewal, P. S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From integrated pest management to ecosystem management: the case of urban lawn.

This chapter elucidates some specific challenges encountered in the implementation of integrated pest management (IPM), using urban lawn as a case study, and describes a more comprehensive ecosystem-based approach to urban lawn management. To practice the proposed ecosystem management approach,...

Author(s)
Grewal, P. S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter

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