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Title: Current and future management strategies in intensive crop production systems

item Nyczepir, Andrew
item Thomas, Steve

Submitted to: CAB International United Kingdom
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/22/2009
Publication Date: 10/14/2009
Citation: Nyczepir, A.P., Thomas, S.H. 2009. Current and future management strategies in intensive crop production systems. In: Perry, R.N., Moens, M., Starr, J.L. editors. Root-Knot Nematodes. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK:CABI. p. 412-443.

Interpretive Summary: Root-knot nematodes are recognized as causing serious constraints to intensive crop production systems worldwide. Perennial crops such as fruit and nut trees, coffee, banana, and grape, as well as many annual vegetable and field crops, all suffer economic losses due to these nematodes. Collectively, root-knot nematodes are more damaging to such crops than most other plant-parasitic nematodes because they are widely distributed throughout the world and some species have very wide host ranges. Left unmanaged, root-knot nematode populations commonly reach densities that reduce crop yield and vigor. This chapter focuses on current control practices and management strategies for root-knot nematodes and on future developments that may affect management in intensive crop production systems. This chapter provides useful insights for growers and scientists with the most current information and recommendation practices available for root-knot nematode control practices and management strategies throughout the world.

Technical Abstract: The root-knot nematode Control and Management Strategy chapter addresses the current and future developments in Meloidogyne spp. control in intensive crop production systems. Discussed are current nematode management strategies such as the use of cultural practices, host plant resistance, application of biological control agents, proper sanitation, quarantine, and alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation. This chapter will serve as an excellent reference book for growers, extension personnel, and scientists throughout the world.