Antagonistic Plants

Authored by: Philip Oduor-Owino

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-100000639

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Abstract

Control of nematodes has been mainly through the use of chemicals and host resistance. However, the existence of physiological races in the pathogen’s population has complicated efforts to breed for resistant cultivars. Interest in developing alternative control measures that are safe and economically attractive has now intensified worldwide. The use of antagonistic plants is viewed as a viable nematode management option.

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