Cover Crops with Biofumigation Properties for the Suppression of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: A Review

  • D.H.M. Kruger Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • J.C. Fourie ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij1, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • A.P. Malan Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Abstract

Plant-parasitic nematodes are a problem in vineyards worldwide, with some species acting as vectors of
grapevine soil-transmitted viruses. Global pressure on the use of soil-applied chemical nematicides has
led to a search for new control options, or for alternative methods to suppress plant-parasitic nematodes
as part of integrated pest management. This paper gives valuable background information on the use of
cover crops with biofumigation properties for the suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes in vineyards.
Published
2013-08-23
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