Economics, extension and education
Covers economic losses caused by diseases, economics of disease control, extension information, information transfer, and disease management and nematology training.
Other nematodes and hosts
All aspects of entomophilic nematodes, non-parasitic soil nematodes, fresh water nematodes and marine nematodes are covered. Also included are other invertebrate hosts i.e. earthworms and gastropods, and biology of nematophagous fungi and bacterial symbionts such as Xenorhabdus spp.
Plant nematode diseases
All crops are featured, including cereals, grain legumes, root crops, fodder plants, fruit crops, nut crops, vegetables, fibre crops, oil crops, ornamental plants, sugar crops, stimulant plants, rubber, and industrial crops such as essential oil plants, culinary herbs, spices, dye plants and medicinal plants. Diseases of forest trees, weeds and wild plants are also covered.
Nematode biology and ecology
All topics in nematode biology, including identification, taxonomy and evolution, life cycles, epidemiology, disease vectors, reproduction, development, morphology and anatomy, genetics, physiology and biochemistry are covered. Ecology, geographical distributions, checklists and disease surveys are included.
Includes biological control, cultural control, physical control, integrated control, chemical control (including nematicides and plant extracts), disease resistance, nematode detection, disease forecasting, quarantine and legislation.
Covers new products, nematicide chemistry, including synthesis, properties, mode of action and biodegradation, formulations, environmental effects on nematicide activity, usage, nematicides and their residues in the environment, effects on non-target organisms including man, nematicide safety and nematicide tolerance. Includes both traditional nematicides and natural nematicidal compounds.
Nematodes as genetic models
The use of nematodes, primarily Caenorhabditis elegans, to study the genetics of development and neurobiology.
Techniques, equipment and machinery
Includes sprayers, application methods, nematode detection, identification and isolation techniques, inoculation methods and nematicide residue analysis.