Plant Nematodes of Agricultural Importance

1st Edition

A Color Handbook

Authors:

  • John Bridge, Ph.D.
  • Jim Starr, Ph.D.
  • Description

    The microscopic soil and plant nematodes are parasitic to crop plants. In order to diagnose these damaging nematodes, associating them with crop damage is dependent on determining the symptoms of their effects on plants or plant growth. The specific nematodes can only be seen if examining the plant organs including the roots, rhizomes, bulbs, corns, and tubers. This book aims to help those working with crop markets to identify and improve the diagnosis of nematodes of agricultural importance. The introductory chapter explores the biology and parasitism. Crop chapters, divided into grain legumes, vegetables, flower crops, cereals, roots, tuber crops, tree, and plantation include distribution, identification, symptoms, and diagnosis with management suggestions.

    Key Features

    * Over 200 color images; full color book * Includes easy diagnosis techniques * Coverage includes identification, distribution, symptons, and control

    Readership

    Agricultural engineers; farmers; professionals and students in crop protection and plant pathology; entomologists

    Details

    No. of pages:
    128
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2007
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Academic Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780123736734
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080920252

    About the authors

    John Bridge, Ph.D.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    CABI Bioscience Egham, Surrey, UK

    Jim Starr, Ph.D.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    College of Agriculture and Life Science Texas A&M University