Nematode problems in mushroom cultivation and their sustainable management

David M. Beyer, Danny Rinker

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Nematodes that can affect mushroom production are both parasitic and saprophytic. These can reduce crop yields or affect mushroom quality. Producers that practice good horticultural practices in the production of the growing media and a well-executed Integrated Pest Management Program will have limited production problems related to nematodes. When these practices break down, then damaging infestations of nematodes may occur and significantly affect the mushroom crop. Nematicides are not available and also not recommended; hence, nematode infestation at the compost level should be checked. Further, there is a group of beneficial nematodes, which may be used beneficially to manage fly pests with no lasting effect on crop yield or quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNematode Diseases of Crops and Their Sustainable Management
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780323912266
ISBN (Print)9780323913225
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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