Nematological Review: A Review of Plant-Nematological Research Conducted in Trinidad and Tobago
Keywords:Cassava, Coconut, Cowpea, Helicotylenchus dihystera, Meloidogyne incognita, Nematicides, Pigeon Pea, Research Institutions, Resource Personnel, Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus, Rotylenchulus reniformis, Sugar Cane, Survey, Tomato, Tylenchulus semipenetrans
AbstractThis paper reviews plant-nematological research conducted in Trinidad and Tobago during 1932-1985. Red ring disease of coconut caused by Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus has been one of the most intensively researched nematode problems, and current approaches to control of this nematode by the use of attractants and biological agents are discussed. The root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita is the most economically important nematode of vegetable crops. Research findings on cultural and chemical control of M. incognita are also presented. Important nematode problems of sugar cane, fruit, root crops and legumes include M. incognita, Rotylenchulus reniformis, Tylenchulus semipenetrans, and Helicotylenchus dihystera. Results of a recent survey of plant-parasitic nematodes in forage crops are presented.