Biological control of plant parasitic nematodes: prospects and challenges for the poor Africa farmer
N.O. Agbeninhttps://doi.org/10.17221/46/2010-PPSCitation:Agbenin N.O. (2011): Biological control of plant parasitic nematodes: prospects and challenges for the poor Africa farmer. Plant Protect. Sci., 47: 62-67.
Africacontains a larger part of world’s developing countries with their associated problems of food security and healthy environment. Pollution and its grave consequences are among the greatest challenges of the tropics and affect the choice of management strategies in agriculture. Biocontrol as an integral part of management is an attractive option for plant parasitic nematodes that should be pursued besides the cultural practices of crop rotation and organic amendment to include the use of microorganisms isolated, cultured and packaged in the tropics for tropical farmers. Exploring biocontrol in nematode management is yet unattainable for the tropical farmer, not until research and manpower development in this area are encouraged by both governments and donor agencies.Keywords:
nematodes; food security;Africa