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Abstract

The use of nematodes for the biological control of soil-borne pests has gained increasing interest in the past few years. Papers on application comprise: some considerations on the application of entomopathogenic nematodes into field crops; entomopathogenic nematode application - a practical demonstration; key factors affecting the commercial development of entomopathogenic nematode products; post-application incorporation of Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita into soil for slug control; application of entomopathogenic nematodes on plant foliage; nematode extraction; differentiating entomopathogenic nematodes from other living nematodes. Papers on persistence comprise: persistence of entomopathogenic nematode; post-application persistence of entomopathogenic nematodes - a practical demonstration; early death of entomopathogenic nematode infective juveniles: the unsolved question; nematode persistence in the presence of hosts: interpretation of field results with Heterorhabditis spp. Against two grub species in golf course turf; influence of host and plant roots on the migration of Heterorhabditis sp. (NWE) in peat soil. Papers on natural occurrence comprise: prevalence and habitat specificity of entomopathogenic nematodes in Germany; incidence of the entomopathogenic nematodes in grassland habitat; survey of the research about 'The natural occurrence of entomopathogenic nematodes in the soil'. Paper on bacterial symbionts: surface appendages of phase and two forms of the nematode-associated bacterium Xenorhabdus nematophilus.

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Authors: GWYNN R L, COST 819;SMITS P H, COST 819;GRIFFIN C, COST 819;EHLERS R U, COST 819;BOEMARE N, COST 819;MASSON J P (EDITORS), COST 819
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18873 EN (1999), 176pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-6887-7
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