Covering all aspects of practical plant nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture, the third edition of this definitive global reference work is fully revised and in full colour throughout. It covers the presence, distribution, symptomology and management of all economically important plant parasitic nematodes damaging the world's major food and cash crops. This includes: rice, cereals, solanum and sweet potatoes (and other root and tuber crops), food legumes, vegetables, peanut, citrus, fruit tree crops, coconut and other palms, coffee, cocoa, tea, bananas, sugarcane, tobacco, pineapple, cotton, other tropical fibres, spices and medicinal plants.
New content for this edition includes:
- A chapter on nematode soil biodiversity and soil health.
- Reflections on the future impact of nematodes and nematology on food security.
- The importance of climate change, emerging threats, and new management technologies for large and small subsistence growers.
- Significant revisions to the IPM chapter and chapters on vegetables, citrus, legumes, tuber crops, cotton, peanut and banana where major advances in nematode management have occurred.
Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture is highly illustrated, with up-to-date practical guidance on methods of extraction, processing and diagnosing of different plant and soil nematodes and on integrated pest management. It remains an invaluable resource for those studying and working in the area of crop protection.
1: Reflections and Challenges: Nematology in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture
2: Identification, Morphology and Biology of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
3: Methods for Extraction, Processing and Detection of Plant and Soil Nematodes
4: Nematode Parasites of Rice
5: Nematode Parasites of Cereals
6: Nematode Parasites of Solanum and Sweet Potatoes
7: Nematode Parasites of Tropical Root and Tuber Crops
8: Nematode Parasites of Food Legumes
9: Nematode Parasites of Vegetables
10: Nematode Parasites of Groundnut
11: Nematode Parasites of Citrus
12: Nematode Parasites of Subtropical and Tropical Fruit Tree Crops
13: Nematode Parasites of Coconut and other Palms
14: Nematode Parasites of Coffee and Cocoa
15: Nematode Parasites of Tea
16: Nematode Parasites of Bananas and Plantains
17: Nematode Parasites of Sugarcane
18: Nematode Parasites of Tobacco
19: Nematode Parasites of Pineapple
20: Nematode Parasites of Cotton and other Tropical Fibre Crops
21: Nematode Parasites of Spices, Condiments and Medicinal Plants
22: Management Practices: an Overview of Integrated Nematode Management Technologies
Appendix - Plant Parasitic Nematode Genera and Species Cited
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