Type: Book

Instant Insights: Nematode pests in agriculture


Dr Shahid Siddique



Publication date:

09 March 2021

Length of book:

190 pages

ISBN-13: 9781801460675

Paperback - £37.99
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This collection features five peer-reviewed literature reviews on nematode pests in agriculture.

The first chapter assesses the value and impact of using integrated pest management (IPM) to combat nematode pests. It summarises the basic biology and morphology of the most economically-important nematode pests and reviews cultural, biological and chemical methods of control.

The second chapter discusses advances in understanding plant root response to nematode attack. It highlights how nematodes form feeding structures in host roots and how this behaviour has allowed plants to evolve new mechanisms of resistance that target this structure with a toxic response.

The third chapter discusses key nematode pests of wheat, including cereal cyst, root-knot and root-lesion nematodes. It features research on best practice in detecting and managing these pests effectively.

The fourth chapter summarises what we know about soil and plant nematodes damaging maize, including lesion, root-knot and vermiform nematodes. It reviews research on characteristics, identification and effects which provide the foundation for effective control.

The final chapter describes the characteristics and control of key nematode pests of potatoes: potato cyst nematodes, root knot nematodes, root lesion nematode, potato rot and stem nematodes as well as virus vector nematodes.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Integrated pest management (IPM) of nematodes: Hendrika Fourie and Dirk De Waele, North-West University, South Africa;
1 Introduction
2 Major economically important nematode pests of grain and leguminous crops: classification, morphology and biology
3 Integrated pest management (IPM) strategies used to control nematode pests
4 Case study
5 Future trends and challenges
6 Conclusion
7 Where to look for further information
8 References

Chapter 2 - Advances in understanding plant root response to nematode attack: Shahid Siddique, University of California-Davis, USA; and John T. Jones, The James Hutton Institute and University of St Andrews, UK;
1 Introduction
2 Modes of parasitism
3 Plant-nematode interactions
4 Activation and suppression of plant defence responses
5 Resistance
6 Future trends
7 Where to look for further information
8 Acknowledgement
9 References

Chapter 3 - Wheat pests: introduction, rodents and nematodes: Marion O. Harris, North Dakota State University, USA; Jens Jacob, Julius K ü hn-Institut, Germany; Peter Brown, CSIRO, Australia; and Guiping Yan, North Dakota State University, USA;
1 Introduction
2 Why wheat pests are different from wheat diseases and weeds
3 Features that make wheat pest management different
4 Rodents (discipline – Mammalogy): introduction
5 Rodent case studies: mice and voles
6 Rodent management
7 Nematodes (discipline – Nematology): introduction
8 Nematode case studies
9 Detecting and managing nematode pests
10 Summary of arthropod case studies
11 Where to look for further information
12 Acknowledgements
13 References

Chapter 4 - Nematodes associated with maize: T. L. Niblack, The Ohio State University, USA;
1 Introduction
2 Soil and plant nematodes: characteristics, identification and effects on maize
3 Lesion nematodes, Pratylenchus spp.
4 Root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp.
5 Vermiform nematodes restricted to sandy soils: Belonolaimus , Longidorus, Paratrichodorus and Trichodorus spp.
6 Other nematodes
7 Conclusions
8 Where to look for further information
9 References

Chapter 5 - Nematode pests of potatoes: Kim Davie and Jon Pickup, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), UK;
1 Introduction
2 Quarantine regulations
3 Nematode management
4 Major nematode pests of potatoes
5 Conclusion
6 Future trends
7 Where to look for further information
8 References