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Nematodes as biocontrol agents.

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This book documents and illustrates the major developments in the use of nematodes for biological control of insects and slugs. It has seven parts covering the morphology and taxonomy of all nematode groups used as biological control agents; entomopathogenic nematodes; entomophilic nematodes; slug-parasitic nematodes; predatory nematodes; fungal-feeding nematodes; and critical issues and research needs for future expansion of nematode use in biological control. Nematode biology, commercial production, formulation and quality control, application technology, strategy and safety are discussed. Separate chapters are devoted to the application of nematodes in different cropping systems and the efficacy of nematodes against specific pests such as plant parasitic nematodes and fungal pathogens.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Morphology and systematics of nematodes used in biocontrol. Author(s): Stock, S. P. Hunt, D. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 47) Biology and behaviour. Author(s): Griffin, C. T. Boemare, N. E. Lewis, E. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 65) Mass production. Author(s): Ehlers, R. U. Shapiro-Ilan, D. I.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 79) Formulation and quality. Author(s): Grewal, P. S. Peters, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 91) Application technology. Author(s): Wright, D. J. Peters, A. Schroer, S. Fife, J. P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 107) Forum on safety and regulation. Author(s): Ehlers, R. U.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 115) Lawn, turfgrass and pasture applications. Author(s): Grewal, P. S. Koppenhöfer, A. M. Choo, H. Y.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 147) Glasshouse applications. Author(s): Tomalak, M. Piggott, S. Jagdale, G. B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 167) Nursery and tree application. Author(s): Tol, R. W. H. M. van Raupp, M. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 191) Mushroom applications. Author(s): Jess, S. Schweizer, H. Kilpatrick, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 215) Orchard applications. Author(s): Shapiro-Ilan, D. I. Duncan, L. W. Lacey, L. A. Han, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 231) Soft fruit applications. Author(s): Cowles, R. S. Polavarapu, S. Williams, R. N. Thies, A. Ehlers, R. U.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 255) Vegetable and tuber crop applications. Author(s): Bélair, G. Wright, D. J. Curto, G.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 265) Cereal, fibre, oilseed and medicinal crop applications. Author(s): Cabanillas, H. E. Wright, R. J. Vyas, R. V.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 281) Forestry applications. Author(s): Torr, P. Wilson, M. J. Heritage, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 295) Applications for the control of pests of humans and animals. Author(s): Glazer, I. Samish, M. Pino, F. G. del
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 317) Applications for social insect control. Author(s): Gouge, D. H.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 331) A systems approach to conservation of nematodes. Author(s): Barbercheck, M. E. Hoy, C. W.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 349) Interactions with plant-parasitic nematodes. Author(s): Lewis, E. E. Grewal, P. S.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 363) Compatibility and interactions with agrochemicals and other biocontrol agents. Author(s): Koppenhöfer, A. M. Grewal, P. S.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 385) Application of Beddingia siricidicola for Sirex woodwasp control. Author(s): Bedding, R. A. Iede, E. T.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 401) The entomophilic Thripinema. Author(s): Funderburk, J. Latsha, K. S.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 411) Mermithid nematodes. Author(s): Platzer, E. G. Mullens, B. A. Shamseldean, M. M.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 421) Biology, production and formulation of slug-parasitic nematodes. Author(s): Wilson, M. J. Grewal, P. S.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 431) Application of slug-parasitic nematodes. Author(s): Ester, A. Wilson, M. J.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 447) Potential of predatory nematodes to control plant parasitic nematodes. Author(s): Bilgrami, A. L. Brey, C.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 467) Potential of fungal-feeding nematodes for the control of soilborne plant pathogens. Author(s): Ishibashi, N.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 479) Critical issues and research needs for expanding the use of nematodes in biological control. Author(s): Grewal, P. S. Ehlers, R. U. Shapiro-Ilan, D. I.