Editorial: Novel approaches for sustainable crop yield and management of plant-parasitic nematodes

Abstract:

Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPNs) are a major concern in agriculture as they cause significant crop damage resulting in yield losses and economic losses for farmers (FAO, 2019). For the past 50 years, the control of PPNs has relied heavily on the use of synthetic nematicides and soil fumigants, which have been effective in rapidly controlling nematode populations. However, due to environmental and health concerns, many traditional nematicides have been banned or withdrawn from the market. To achieve sustainable PPN control, it is advisable to adopt control strategies that are safer and more selective. These strategies include the use of bionematicides, biocontrol agents, cultural methods, and plant resistance (Jones et al., 2013). Bionematicides include biochemical antagonists such as natural products or microbial antagonists, which can induce chemical and/or physical damage against PPNs. Biocontrol agents, such as beneficial nematodes, fungi, and bacteria, can then be used to control PPNs (Pires et al., 2022). Cultural methods, such as crop rotation and the use of resistant cultivars, can also play a significant role in PPN control. The use of resistant cultivars is another effective strategy, as it involves breeding plants with resistance genes that can withstand PPN infections (Djian-Caporalino et al., 2014). The aim of this Research Topic on research for integrated management of plant parasitic nematodes is to explore and advance innovative strategies for effectively control of these pests in a sustainable manner. This includes improving identification methods, investigating the potential of biological control agents and developing functional genomics for targeted control. By addressing these research areas, scientists can contribute to the development of sustainable and effective management strategies for plant parasitic nematodes.
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APA

Ina´cio, M , Ina´cio, M & Ina´cio, M (2024). Editorial: Novel approaches for sustainable crop yield and management of plant-parasitic nematodes. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/editorial-novel-approaches-for-sustainable-crop-yield-and-management-of-plant-parasitic-nematodes

MLA 8th

Ina´cio, Maria et. al. "Editorial: Novel approaches for sustainable crop yield and management of plant-parasitic nematodes" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/editorial-novel-approaches-for-sustainable-crop-yield-and-management-of-plant-parasitic-nematodes. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

Ina´cio, Maria, Maria Ina´cio and Maria Ina´cio . "Editorial: Novel approaches for sustainable crop yield and management of plant-parasitic nematodes". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/editorial-novel-approaches-for-sustainable-crop-yield-and-management-of-plant-parasitic-nematodes >.

Chicago

Ina´cio, Maria , Ina´cio, Maria and Ina´cio, Maria . "Editorial: Novel approaches for sustainable crop yield and management of plant-parasitic nematodes" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/editorial-novel-approaches-for-sustainable-crop-yield-and-management-of-plant-parasitic-nematodes