Antagonistic Plants

Authored by: Philip Oduor-Owino

Managing Biological and Ecological Systems

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342644
eBook ISBN: 9780429346170
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429346170-33

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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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