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Agricultural Reviews, volume 38 issue 2 (june 2017) : 137-144

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

Gitanjali Devi*, Dhrubajyoti Nath
1<p>Department of Nematology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785 013, Assam, India</p>
Cite article:- Devi* Gitanjali, Nath Dhrubajyoti (2017). Entomopathogenic nematodes: A tool in biocontrol of insect pestsof vegetables-A review . Agricultural Reviews. 38(2): 137-144. doi: 10.18805/ag.v38i02.7945.

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. 

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