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Entomopathogenic nematodes: A tool in biocontrol of insect pests of vegetables-A review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.v38i02.7945    | Article Id: R-1669 | Page : 137-144
Citation :- Entomopathogenic nematodes: A tool in biocontrol of insect pestsof vegetables-A review .Agricultural Reviews.2017.(38):137-144

Gitanjali Devi* and Dhrubajyoti Nath

gitanjali_devi@yahoo.in
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Department of Nematology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785 013, Assam, India

Submitted Date : 6-12-2016
Accepted Date : 4-04-2017

Abstract

Biological control agents have become increasingly important component in integrated pest management programme. Entomopathogenic nematodes are effective biological control agents for many important insect pests of vegetable crops. Therefore entomopathogenic nematodes are gaining attention in the field of biocontrol research worldwide. With the development and improvement of isolation and identification technique many novel species and strains have been utilized for management of several insect pests. This review aims to explore the potentiality of entomopathogenic nematode species against economically important insect pest of vegetables in India as well as in other countries. 

Keywords

Biological control Bioefficacy Entomopathogenic nematode Mass culture Vegetable insect pest.

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