Entomopathogenic and molluscoparasitic nematodes are important parasites of many insects and molluscs, respectively. Due to their infectivity, the possibility of mass production by industrial techniques and the relative safety to nontarget organisms and environment, these organisms represent an attractive agent for biological control of many pests. This chapter summarises the current knowledge of the diversity of these organisms. In this chapter, we review the recent advances in production, storage, application techniques genetic improvement and safety of these organisms.
Part of the book: Integrated Pest Management (IPM)