Integrated Nematode Management in Sustainable Agricultural Production

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Pest and Disease Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 1158

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Key Laboratory of Pesticide Toxicology and Application Technique, College of Plant Protection, Shandong Agricultural University, 61 Daizong Street, Tai’an 271018, China
Interests: Integrated pest management; biological control; plant parasitic nematode management; soil fumigation; Caenorhabditis elegans; pesticide toxicity; oxidative damage; mode of action of pesticides
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Dear Colleagues,

Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) are some of the most devastating agricultural pests and cause annual economic losses of up to USD 157 billion worldwide. PPN not only directly cause plant damages but also interact with other pathogens to form disease complexes, making them very difficult to control. To date, the application of chemical nematicides is still the major effective approach for controlling PPN. However, considering issues related to safety and environmental pollution, a variety of chemical nematicides have been limited in use in many countries due to their high toxicity to the environment. The urgent need to search for alternative PPN control methods that are less environmentally toxic is a demanding challenge to secure the increasing global food demand. Therefore, PPN management methods are no longer a single management method, but innovative integrated solutions that incorporate cultural practices, genetic resistance, and alternative nematicides to keep populations below damaging levels. In this Special Issue, we aim to exchange knowledge on integrated management strategies against plant-parasitic nematodes in sustainable agricultural production.

Dr. Kang Qiao
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Keywords

  • plant-parasitic nematodes
  • nematicides
  • integrated management
  • Meloidogyne incognita
  • nematocidal activity
  • biocontrol

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Evaluation of the Reproductive Toxicity of Fluopimomide in Meloidogyne incognita and Caenorhabditis elegans
by Bingjie Liu, Huimin Liu, Siqi Zhang, Xiaoxue Ji, Shouan Zhang, Zhongtang Wang and Kang Qiao
Agronomy 2023, 13(10), 2471; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13102471 - 25 Sep 2023
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Fluopimomide is a new pesticide that is widely applied in agriculture; however, the effects and molecular mechanisms of fluopimomide in inhibiting nematode reproduction remain unknown. In this study, the effects of fluopimomide on the development and infection of Meloidogyne incognita and the reproductive [...] Read more.
Fluopimomide is a new pesticide that is widely applied in agriculture; however, the effects and molecular mechanisms of fluopimomide in inhibiting nematode reproduction remain unknown. In this study, the effects of fluopimomide on the development and infection of Meloidogyne incognita and the reproductive toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans were evaluated. Results showed that, in comparison to inoculated control, fluopimomide at 0.33, 0.67, and 1.0 mg/kg soil significantly (p < 0.05) delayed M. incognita development and decreased the reproduction in pot experiments. Fluopimomide notably reduced the galls index with a control effect of 78.6%, 67.9%, and 50.0%, respectively. In addition, a dose–response relationship existed between the brood size and germ cell number of C. elegans and fluopimomide concentrations. Compared with the control group, fluopimomide at 1.0 and 5.0 mg/L notably (p < 0.001) increased the number of cell corpses per gonad in the N2 strain of C. elegans by 8.8- and 14.4-fold, respectively. The number of cell corpses per gonad was similar between the fluopimomide treated worms and the control group in mutants of ced-3, ced-4, and ced-9. Further evidence revealed fluopimomide significantly enhanced the expression of cep-1, egl-1, and clk-2, while no obvious effects were observed in their mutants. Taken together, these results indicated that fluopimomide inflicted DNA damage and induced the core apoptosis pathway caused by germ-cell apoptosis, leading to the reduction of the brood size of C. elegans. Full article
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