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.
* Over 200 color images; full color book
* Includes easy diagnosis techniques
* Coverage includes identification, distribution, symptons, and control
Agricultural engineers; farmers; professionals and students in crop protection and plant pathology; entomologists