Nematological Reviews: Organic Amendments in Nematode Control. An Examination of the Literature
Keywords:Biological Control, Cultural Practices, Crop Rotations, Waste Management, Waste Products
AbstractAn on-line search of the literature on organic amendments from 1971-81 revealed 125 papers in which they were used to reduce nematode populations in order to increase yields. Oil cakes have been the most popular type of organic amendment used while sawdust, compost, green manure and chicken manure have also shown promise. The types of amendment used and the crops and nematodes involved have been analysed and tables and figures show current areas of research and possible future lines of investigation into this promising means of nematode control for the farmer and smallholder.