Plant Nematode Biopesticides

Plant Nematode Biopesticides

1st Edition - May 27, 2022

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  • Authors: Anwar Bilgrami, Anish Khan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128230060

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Plant Nematode Biopesticides presents the most current knowledge on various categories of biopesticides used in the management of nematode pests of crops or those that have significant potential as biological control agents. This book presents an exploratory and investigatory compilation and explanation of the actions and potentials of predatory nematodes, microbial agents, plant and other organic products, nanobiopesticides, and predatory invertebrates as biopesticides of nematode pests of agricultural crops. It is of unique importance and value as the only currently available single-volume resource focusing on plant parasitic nematodes as the pests and biopesticides. In addition, the book addresses common reservations in using biopesticides, either alone or in integrated pest management programs, providing advanced insights on various biopesticidal agents and products. Biopesticides may be microbial (nematodes, bacteria, fungi, virus, herbs etc.), plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs), plant products (citronella oil, neem oil, capsaicin, pyrethrin etc.), synthetic biochemical molecules, pheromones, semio-chemicals, plant extracts, or nanobiopesticides.  

Key Features

  • Includes emerging areas of nanobiopesticides, chemical aspects of biopesticides and plant exudates
  • Presents strategies for researching nematodal biological control
  • Addresses problems related to the mass production, manufacture and formation of biopesticides from both animal and plant products


Agriculturists, Botanists, Biologists, Zoologists, Parasitologist, Horticulturists, Plant Pathologists, Nematologists, Soil Ecologists, Environmentalists

Table of Contents

  • 1: Introduction

    2: Evolution and Biological Control

    3: Host/Prey Specificity and Their Influences on Biopesticides
    i)Specificity vs Effectiveness
    ii)Specificity of Biopesticides and Biopesticidal Organisms
    iii)Specificity vs Non-target Effects  
    iv)Specificity vs Commercialization

    4: Attributes of Successful Biopesticides

    5: Types of Nematode Biopesticides

    6: Predaceous Nematodes
    ii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Predatory Mononchs      
    iii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Predatory Dorylaims and Nygolaims
    iv)Biopesticidal Potentials of Predatory Diplogasterids
    v)Biopesticidal Potentials of Predatory Tylenchids
    vi)Biopesticidal Potentials of other Group of Predatory Nematodes
    vii)Constraints in using Predatory nematodes as Biopesticides
    viii)Present and Future Prospects of Using Predatory Nematodes as Biopesticides

    7: Microbial Biopesticides
    ii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Bacteria
    iii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Viruses
    iv)Biopesticidal Potentials of Protozoa
    v)Constraints in Using Microbial Agents as Biopesticides
    vi)Current and Future Prospects of Using Microbial agents as Biopesticides

    8: Predaceous Soil Invertebrates
    ii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Tardigrades
    iii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Turbellarians
    iv)Biopesticidal Potentials of Enchydraeids
    v)Biopesticidal Potentials of Collembolans
    vi)Biopesticidal Potentials of Mites
    vii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Earthworms
    viii)Constraints in Using Soil Invertebrates as Biopesticides
    ix)Current and Future Prospects of Using Soil Invertebrates as Biopesticides

    9: Predaceous and Parasitic Fungi
    ii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Predaceous Fungi
    iii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Endozoic Fungi
    iv)Biopesticidal Potentials of Opportunistic Fungi
    v)Constraints in Using Predaceous and Parasitic as Biopesticides
    vi)Current and Future Prospects of Using Predaceous and Parasitic Fungi as Biopesticides

    10: Antagonistic Plants and Plant Products
    ii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Tagetes
    iii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Mustard
    iv)Biopesticidal Potentials of Asparagus
    iv)Biopesticidal Potential of Garlic
    v)Biopesticidal Potentials of Grasses
    vi)Biopesticidal Potentials of Crotalaria
    vii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Chrysanthemum
    viii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Neem (Azadirecta indica)
    viii)Constraints in Using Plants and Plant Products as Biopesticides
    ix)Current and Future Prospects of Using Plants and Plant Products as Biopesticides

    11: Chemical Communicators
    Attributes of chemical communicators in nematode management
    ii)Allelochemicals and their role in nematode management
    iii)Biopesticidal Potentials of Attractants and Repellents
    iv)Biopesticidal Potentials of Animal Exudates
    v)Biopesticidal Potentials of Growth hormones
    vi)Constraints in Using Plant and Animal Exudates as Biopesticides
    x)Current and Future Prospects of Using Plant and Animal Exudates as Biopesticides

    12: Biopesticidal Potential of Nanobiopesticides
    ii)Types of Nanobiopesticides
    iii)Biopesticidal Potential
    iv)Constraints in Using Nonobiopestcides
    v)Current and Future Prospects of Nanobiopestcides

    13: Environmental Benefits and Risks

    14: Conclusions: Prospects and Opportunities

Product details

  • No. of pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: May 27, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128230060

About the Authors

Anwar Bilgrami

Professor Anwar L. Bilgrami, an American Citizen is currently working as a Professor and Scientific Research Consultant in the Deanship of Scientific Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Professor Bilgrami, specializing on behavior of nematodes and biological control of pests and parasites, has obtained PhD and DSc degrees in 1983 and 1995 respectively. He has, so far, published more than 130 original research papers in highly reputed journals, three books and contributed more than 20 chapters to the books edited by renowned subject experts. Professor Bilgrami has received several important academic awards, research grants and accolades from around the worlds. He has served various international journals as reviewer, co-editor and international adviser besides being the subject expert to review international research grant applications, career advancement credentials and academic programs of various universities. Professor Bilgrami has widely travelled across the globe for various academic and scientific engagements. He has been invited to more than 40 countries to collaborate research, as a visiting professor, speaker, coordinator, consultant etc. Professor Bilgrami is a member of several international scientific and academic bodies, including Fellow of the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biology and Scientific Research Consultant, Deanship of Scientific Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Visiting Scholar, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Anish Khan

Dr. Anish Khan is Currently working as Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materais Research (CEAMR), Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India from 2010. Research experience of working in the field of synthetic polymers, organic-inorganic electrically conducting nano-composites. Complete Postdoctoral from School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM) electroanalytical chemistry in 2010-2011. Research and teaching experiance, more than 100 research papers published in reffered international journal. More then 20 international conferences/ workshop and 3 books published 6 in Progress and 12 Book chapters. Around 20 research project completed. Manageriel Editor of Chemical and Environmental Research (CER) Journal, Member of American Nano Society, Field of specialization is polymer nano composite/cation-exchanger/chemical sensor/microbiosensor/nanotechnology, application of nano materials in electroanalytical chemistry, material chemistry, ion-exchange chromatography and electro-analytical chemistry, dealing with the synthesis, characterization (using different analytical techniques) and derivatization of inorganic ion-exchanger by the incorporation of electrically conducting polymers. Preparation and characterization of hybrid nano composite materials and their applications, Polymeric inorganic cation –exchange materials, Electrically conducting polymeric, materials, Composite material use as Sensors, Green chemistry by remediation of pollution, Heavy metal ion selective membrane electrode, Biosensor on neurotransmitter.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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