Pasteuria penetrans and the integrated control of root-knot nematodes
Gowen, S.R.; Pembroke, B.
Bulletin OILB/SROP 27(1): 75-77
ISSN/ISBN: 1027-3115 Accession: 004262504
The prospects of using Pasteuria penetrans within an IPM strategy for root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) are not always considered promising. This is because of the perceived difficulties associated with its mass-production and the specificity of populations. The methods of in vivo production can be optimized to produce sufficient spores for small-scale treatments in protected cropping and high value field crops. Matching root-knot nematode populations with aggressive P. penetrans populations is possible and use can also be made of plant resistance and cultural treatments to diminish nematode levels without influencing residual P. penetrans spore densities.