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Record number 497359
Title Brassicacea-based management strategies as an alternative to combat nematode pests : A synopsis
Author(s) Fourie, Hendrika; Ahuja, Preeti; Lammers, Judith; Daneel, Mieke
Source Crop Protection 80 (2016). - ISSN 0261-2194 - p. 21 - 41.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2015.10.026
Department(s) Laboratory of Nematology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Biofumigation - Brassicaceae - Cover/green manure crop - PPN - Resistance - Soil amendments
Abstract

Nematode pests parasitise and cause substantial crop yield and quality losses to a wide range of crops worldwide. To minimize such damage, the exploitation and development of alternative nematode control strategies are becoming increasingly important, particularly as a result of global efforts to conserve the ozone layer as well as our soil and water substrates. Inclusion of Brassicaceae crops in cropping systems is one such alternative and has been demonstrated in most cases to be effective in managing the top-three rated economically important nematode pests, viz. root-knot (Meloidogyne), cyst (Heterodera and Globodera) and lesion (Pratylenchus) nematodes as well as others. In the past nematode pests were and still are generally managed successfully by the use of synthetically-derived nematicides, which are progressively being removed from world markets. However, fragmented and limited information about the use of Brassicaceae crops as a nematode management tool exists in various countries. The need thus arose to summarize, compare and discuss the vast amount of information that has been generated on this topic in a concise article. This paper therefore represents a comprehensive, practical and critical review of the use and effect(s) of Brassicaceae-based management strategies and the biofumigation and cover-crop/rotation characteristics of Brassicaceae in reducing nematode-pest population levels in global cropping systems.

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