Achieving food sufficiency in a sustainable manner is a major challenge for farmers, agro-industries, researchers and governments. Amongst agricultural pests supressing crops, root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) represent possibly the world's most damaging one, the control of which has been mainly based on chemical nematicides. In the recent years the environmental, food safety and animal welfare issues pose the need for alternative nematode control measures. Screening naturally occurring compounds in plants, involved in the complex chemical-mediated interactions between a plant and other organisms in its environment, can provide with innovative nematode control measures that can be safely used in integrated pest management programs. The Mediterranean Basin is an area where various soils and climatic conditions allow a vast plant biodiversity providing with chemical botanicals of significant nematicidal potency. This is a review on the Mediterranean botanicals that can control Meloidogyne spp.
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|Titolo:||Botanical nematicides in the mediterranean basin|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|