Bioenergy and Biological Invasions: Ecological, Agronomic and Policy Perspectives on Minimizing Risk

Bioenergy and Biological Invasions: Ecological, Agronomic and Policy Perspectives on Minimizing Risk


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Despite major international investment in biofuels, the invasive risks associated with these crops are still unknown. A cohesive state-of-the-art review of the invasive potential of bioenergy crops, this book covers the identified risks of invasion, distributions of key crops and policy and management issues. Including a section on developing predictive models, this book also assesses the potential societal impact of bioenergy crops and how to mitigate invasive risks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780643304
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Series: CABI Invasives Series , #5
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lauren D. Quinn is at the University of Illinois.

David P. Matlaga teaches at Susquehanna University.

Jacob N. Barney is at Virginia Tech.

Table of Contents

Section 1
1. Impact of Phytonematodes on Agriculture Economy—Tarique Hassan Askary
2. Significance of Biocontrol Agents of Phytonematodes—Ekaterini Riga, Washington State University

Section 2
3. Nematophagous Fungi: A Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes—Tarique Hassan Askary
4. Nematophagous Fungi: Geographical Distribution—Tarique Hassan Askary
5. Nematophagous Fungi: Virulence Mechanisms—M.K. Dasgupta, Srineketan Visva Bharati University,
6. Nematophagous Fungi: Survival Biology—Pedro Luiz, Soares Universidade Estadual, Brazil
7. Nematophagous Fungi: Formulation and Application Technology—Paulo Roberto Martinelli
8. Nematophagous Fungi: Commercialization—Masanori Koike, Obihiro University, Japan
9. Nematophagous Fungi: Regulations and Safety—Liseth Garcia, Centro Nacional de Sanidad
Agropecuaria, Cuba

Section 3
10. Nematophagous Bacteria: A Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes—E.A. Tzortzakakis, National Agricultural Research Foundation, Egypt
11. Nematophagous Bacteri: Virulence Mechanisms—Vicente Paulo, Campos Universidade Federal de
Lavras, Brazil
12. Nematophagous Bacteria: Survival Biology—Fábio Ramos Alves, Alto Universitário, Spain
13. Field Application and Commercialization of Nematophagous Bacteria—Lobna Moussa, Agricultural Research Centre, Egypt
14. Novel Bacteria Species in Nematode Biocontrol—Ioannis K. Vagelas, Technological Education Institute of Larissa, Greece

Section 4
15. Mites as Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes—Uri Gerson, Hebrew University, Israel
16. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) as Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes—A.H. Wani, Kashmir University, India
17. Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) Fungi as Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes—C. Sankaranarayanan, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, India
18. Predatory Nematodes as Biocontrol Agent of Phytonematodes—Anwar Bilgrami, Rutgers University

Section 5
19. Factors affecting Commercial Success of Biocontrol Agents of Phytonematodes—Z. Chen, Michigan State University
20. Future Prospects and Research Needs in the Biological Control of Phytonematodes—Tarique Hassan Askary

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