Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/24/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The 5 most damaging nematodes of cotton are reviewed in relation to their geographical distributions, general biology, epidemiology, symptomology, fungal interactions, genetic variability, and virulence. Nematode management in cotton is discussed in relation to soil sampling and soil analysis protocols, physical and biological factors limiting nematode population growth, nematicides, crop rotation, cultural control, and genetic resistance. Nematode resistance in cotton is further discussed in relation to physiological mechanisms, germplasm resources, inheritance, and opportunities for transgenic resistance. For further reading, 117 literature references are provided.