Special Issue "Biological and Abiological Strategies for Nematode Control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2023) | Viewed by 1306
Interests: biological control; fungi; protease; chitinase; natural products
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Plant-parasitic nematodes are present in practically all crops of agronomic interest, leading to reduced or even total loss of production. Worldwide, the approximate losses caused by these parasites are close to hundreds of billions of US dollars per year. Furthermore, the indiscriminate use of synthetic nematicides has led to resistance. It is also noteworthy that in recent years, society has been giving greater importance to environmental aspects, directing research toward finding new alternatives with less negative effects on the environment. Therefore, the use of integrated pest management and new nematode control alternatives is urgent.
This Special Issue focuses on approaches that apply biological and abiological strategies for nematode control. This edition will include interdisciplinary strategies involving chemistry, biology, engineering, and technology.
The articles will cover several topics, from the use of integrated pest management, biological control, chemical control, and use of natural products to the use of drone technology and modified organisms. All types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Filippe Elias de Freitas Soares
Dr. Willian César Terra
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- integrated pest management
- secondary metabolites
- plant-parasitic nematodes
- natural products