About the book
Nematodes can be important parasites of humans, other animals, and plants. They can cause serious damage and yield losses in a wide range of crops throughout the world. This imposes a challenge to sustainable production of food worldwide. Thus, finding sustainable methods to control these pathogens is very important. In this book we will discuss identification and characterization methods based on molecular and morphological techniques, incidence and impacts on large crops, in addition to nematode presence parasitizing alternative species (weeds, ornamentals, invasive plants and volunteer plants). We will also examine the management of these parasites in an integrated manner, using specific monitoring, chemical control methods, biological control methods, genetic host resistance and cultural methods of nematode control, taking into account the capacity of these phytoparasites to be affected by the imbalance of productive systems and to comply with the function of environmental bioindicators.
This book aims to provide an update regarding the current and emerging challenges of the presence of nematodes in different crop production systems.