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Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture

Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture

Now Published!

Edited by R Sikora, Professor Emeritus. University of Bonn, Germany, D Coyne, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kenya, J Hallmann, Julius Kühn-Institute, Germany, P Timper, Plant Pathologist. USDA, USA

August 2018 / Hardback / 898 Pages / 9781786391247 £150.00 / €195.00 / $250.00
With 10% online discount: £135.00 / €175.50 / $225.00
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Main Description

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.

This book 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.


Suitable for researchers and students of crop protection and nematology, as well as professionals such as nematologists, plant pathologists and agronomists.

  • 1: Reflections and Challenges: Nematology in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture
  • 2: Identification, Morphology and Biology of Plant Parasitic Nematodes
  • 3: Nematode Ecology and Soil Health
  • 4: Methods for Extraction, Processing and Detection of Plant and Soil Nematodes
  • 5: Nematode Parasites of Rice
  • 6: Nematode Parasites of Cereals
  • 7: Nematode Parasites of Potato and Sweet Potato
  • 8: Nematode Parasites of Tropical Root and Tuber Crops (Excluding Potatoes)
  • 9: Nematode Parasites of Food Legumes
  • 10: Nematode Parasites of Vegetables
  • 11: Nematode Parasites of Groundnut
  • 12: Nematode Parasites of Citrus
  • 13: Nematode Parasites of Subtropical and Tropical Fruit Tree Crops
  • 14: Nematode Parasites of Coconut and other Palms
  • 15: Nematode Parasites of Coffee and Cocoa
  • 16: Nematode Parasites of Tea
  • 17: Nematode Parasites of Bananas and Plantains
  • 18: Nematode Parasites of Sugarcane
  • 19: Nematode Parasites of Tobacco
  • 20: Nematode Parasites of Pineapple
  • 21: Nematode Parasites of Cotton and other Tropical Fibre Crops
  • 22: Nematode Parasites of Spices and Medicinal Plants
  • 23: Management Practices: An Overview of Integrated Nematode Management Technologies
  • Appendix: Plant Parasitic Nematode Genera and Species Cited

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