Outlook: a vision of the future of integrated nematode management.

Johan Desaeger*, Richard A. Sikora, Leendert P.G. Molendijk

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Integrated nematode management (INM) employs a diversity of management practices and focuses on key concepts such as targeted rotations, intercropping, advanced genetics for resistance breeding, remote sensing to monitor nematode distribution and densities, precision agriculture to target control treatments and molecular tools to measure soil suppressiveness. This chapter further discusses new building blocks of INM that could improve the future of nematode management. Outlooks on chemical control in the future; the growth of biological control; the need for resistance breeding; suppressive soil and its antagonistic potential for nematode management; climate change adaption; regional and site-specific approach in nematode management; loss of applied nematology positions at universities and plant protection agencies; and recommended INM programmes are described. For INM to become a reality, applied nematology needs to be at the forefront of the science of nematology again, and funded accordingly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated nematode management: state-of-the-art and visions for the future
EditorsRichard A. Sikora, Johan Desaeger, Leendert Molendijk
ISBN (Electronic)9781789247558
ISBN (Print)9781789247541
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2021


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