Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Sustainable Agriculture of North America

Vol.2 - Northeastern, Midwestern and Southern USA

  • Sergei A. Subbotin
  • John J. Chitambar

Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. James A. LaMondia, Robert L. Wick, Nathaniel A. Mitkowski
    Pages 1-25
  3. George W. Bird, George S. Abawi, James A. LaMondia
    Pages 27-55
  4. George W. Bird, Fred Warner
    Pages 57-85
  5. Andreas Westphal, John J. Chitambar, Sergei A. Subbotin
    Pages 87-107
  6. Ann E. MacGuidwin
    Pages 157-180
  7. Guiping Yan, Richard Baidoo
    Pages 181-207
  8. William Crow, Larry Duncan
    Pages 209-246
  9. Jonathan D. Eisenback
    Pages 277-304
  10. Ernest C. Bernard
    Pages 305-325
  11. Ramesh R. Pokharel
    Pages 327-356
  12. Abolfazl Hajihassani, Kathy S. Lawrence, Ganpati B. Jagdale
    Pages 357-391
  13. Travis R. Faske, Charles Overstreet, Gary Lawrence, Terry L. Kirkpatrick
    Pages 393-431
  14. Terry A. Wheeler, Jason E. Woodward, Nathan R. Walker
    Pages 433-451
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 453-457

About this book


Plant-parasitic nematodes are recognized as one of the greatest threats to crop production throughout the world. Estimated annual crop losses of $8 billion in the United States and $78 billion worldwide are attributed to plant parasitic nematodes. Plant parasitic nematodes not only cause damage individually but form disease-complexes with other microorganisms thereby increasing crop loss. Nematode diseases of crops are difficult to control because of their insidious nature and lack of specific diagnostic symptoms which closely resemble those caused by other plant pathogens and abiotic diseases. Future developments of sustainable management systems for preventing major economical agricultural losses due to nematodes is focused on strategies that limit production costs, enhance crop yields, and protect the environment. This book presents a first compendium and overview for nematode problems and their management across North America. Each chapter provides essential information on the occurrence and distribution of plant parasitic nematodes, their major crop hosts, impact on crop production and sustainable management strategies for each region of the continent including, Canada, Mexico and all states of the USA. For each region, a thematic overview of changes in crop production affected by plant parasitic nematodes and their management strategies over time will provide invaluable information on the important role of plant parasitic nematodes in sustainable agriculture.


Nematodes Distribution Pest Management Sustainability Crop diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergei A. Subbotin
    • 1
  • John J. Chitambar
    • 2
  1. 1.California Department of Food and AgriculturePlant Pest Diagnostic CenterSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.California Department of Food and AgriculturePlant Pest Diagnostic CenterSacramentoUSA

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