Management of Root-Knot Nematode in Different Crops Using Microorganisms

  • Aastha Singh
  • Pankaj Sharma
  • Anju Kumari
  • Rakesh KumarEmail author
  • D. V. Pathak


Root-knot nematodes are severe pests that affect a wide variety of crops. These nematodes are controlled by various types of nematicides that have hazardous effects on the environment. Hence, identification of new approaches alternate to harmful chemical nematicides could be effective in controlling root knot nematodes. Conventional control measures use soil fumigants, but they have certain limitations. Being chemical in nature and cost-effective, they pose severe economic concerns. Besides, they have a broad-spectrum range by harming nontarget species. This raised a question regarding the biosafety of sustainable environment posed by hazardous chemicals. Application of plant-derived products is an effective eco-friendly approach to mitigate the infestations caused by nematodes in different crops.


Root-knot nematode Nematicide Methyl bromide Fumigant Actinomycetes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aastha Singh
    • 1
  • Pankaj Sharma
    • 1
  • Anju Kumari
    • 2
  • Rakesh Kumar
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. V. Pathak
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  2. 2.Center of Food Science and TechnologyCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  3. 3.Regional Research StationCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityBawal (Rewadi)India

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