Nematodes: Biological Control

Authored by: Simon Gowen

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-100000497

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Abstract

Nematodes are a difficult group of pests to manage because generally they are inhabitants of soil and roots and are not easily influenced by soil treatments or cultural practices. The interest in the exploitation of natural enemies of nematodes has increased in recent years because of the demise of soil fumigants and nematicides through restrictions and withdrawals of registration of some products.

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