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Biocontrol Agents

Biocontrol Agents

Entomopathogenic and Slug Parasitic Nematodes

Now Published!

Edited by M Abd-Elgawad, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt, T H Askary, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), India, J Coupland, FarmForest Research Inc, Canada

July 2017 / Hardback / 662 Pages / 9781786390004 £150.00 / €195.00 / $250.00
With 10% online discount: £135.00 / €175.50 / $225.00
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Main Description

This book describes entomopathogenic and slug parasitic nematodes as potential biocontrol agents in crop insect and slug pest management. Addressing research on these two nematodes from tropical, subtropical and temperate countries, it covers the new techniques and major developments regarding mass production, formulation, application, commercialization and safety measures. Plans for future strategies to make these beneficial nematodes cost-effective and expand their use by including them in integrated pest management programmes in different agro-ecosystems are also discussed.

Biocontrol Agents: Entomopathogenic and Slug Parasitic Nematodes provides a comprehensive review of the topic and is an essential resource for researchers, industry practitioners and advanced students in the fields of biological control and integrated pest management.

    • PART I: BENEFICIAL NEMATODES AND CROP PROTECTION
  • 1: Beneficial Nematodes in Agroecosystem: A global perspective
  • 2: Beneficial Nematodes and the Changing Scope of Crop Protection
    • PART II: ENTOMOPATHOGENIC NEMATODES - MORPHOLOGY, TAXONOMY, BIOLOGY AND DIVERSITY
  • 3: Entomopathogenic Nematodes of the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae: Morphology and Taxonomy
  • 4: Entomopathogenic Nematodes: General Biology and Behaviour
  • 5: Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Ecology, Diversity and Geographical Distribution
  • 6: Molecular Systematics and Phylogenetic reconstruction of Steinernema and Heterorhabditis
    • PART III: ENTOMOPATHOGENIC NEMATODES AND THEIR SYMBIOTIC BACTERIA AGAINST CROP INSECT PESTS
  • 7: Efficacy of Entomopathogenic Nematodes against Lepidoptran Insect Pests
  • 8: Efficacy of Entomopathogenic Nematodes against Coleopteran Pests
  • 9: Efficacy of Entomopathogenic Nematodes against Dipteran Pests
  • 10: Control of Stored Grain Pests by Entomopathogenic Nematodes
  • 11: Toxic Secretions of Xenorhabdus and its Efficacy against Crop Insect Pests
  • 12: Toxic Secretions of Photorhabdus and its Efficacy against Crop Insect Pests
  • 13: Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Mass Production, Formulation and Application
    • Part IV: ROLE OF ENTOMOPATHOGENIC NEMATODES IN INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
  • 14: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in the USA
  • 15: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Canada
  • 16: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Argentina
  • 17: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Brazil
  • 18: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in India
  • 19: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Pakistan
  • 20: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in South Africa
  • 21: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Italy
  • 22: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Poland
  • 23: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in China
  • 24: Status of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Egypt
    • Part V: GENETICS FOR ENHANCING EFFICACY IN ENTOMOPATHOGENIC NEMATODES
  • 25: Genetic Improvement of Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Enhanced Biological Control
  • 26: Breeding of Entomopathogenic Nematodes for enhanced Insect Pest suppression
    • Part VI: SLUG PARASITIC NEMATODES
  • 27: Slug Parasitic Nematodes: Biology, Parasitism, Production and Application
  • 28: The Discovery and Commercialization of a Slug Parasitic Nematode
  • 29: Phasmarhabditis: The Slug and Snail Parasitic Nematodes in North America
    • Part VII: COMMERCIALIZATION AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
  • 30: Compatibility between Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Phytopharmaceuticals
  • 31: Strategies for making Entomopathogenic Nematodes a Cost-Effective Biocontrol Agent
  • 32: Future thrusts in expanding the use of entomopathogenic and slug parasitic nematodes in agriculture

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