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New Nematode book – Collecting and Preserving Namatodes.

 

The manual was published by editors Dr. Antoinette Swart and Dr. Mariette Marais of the ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute.

The content of this manual is broadly based on the SAFRINET manual published in 1997, authored by Dr. K.P.N. Kleynhans. The book is aimed at teaching students, commercial and emerging farmers, and extension officers to recognise the major groups of plant parasitic nematodes as well as the damage symptoms that they cause on different crops. Current techniques for extracting, detecting and handling nematodes, preserving techniques as well as nematode control are also included. A glossary on the meaning of often-used nematological terms and a list of recommended reading end the book.

To order this book contact Antoinette Swart –  SwartA@arc.agric.za

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