Nematology in South Africa: A View from the 21st Century

  • Hendrika Fourie
  • Vaughan W. Spaull
  • Robin K. Jones
  • Mieke S. Daneel
  • Dirk De Waele

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Hendrika Fourie, Robin K. Jones, Vaughan W. Spaull, Mieke S. Daneel, Dirk De Waele
    Pages 1-12
  3. Albertus J. Meyer
    Pages 13-31
  4. Esther van den Berg, Mariette Marais, Antoinette Swart
    Pages 33-71
  5. Mariette Marais, Antoinette Swart, Hendrika Fourie, Shaun D. Berry, Rinus Knoetze, Antoinette P. Malan
    Pages 73-117
  6. Rinus Knoetze, Antoinette Swart, Moses Lesufi
    Pages 119-127
  7. Phatu W. Mashela, Dirk De Waele, Zakheleni Dube, Mbokota C. Khosa, Kgabo M. Pofu, Grace Tefu et al.
    Pages 151-181
  8. Alexander H. Mc Donald, Dirk De Waele, Hendrika Fourie
    Pages 183-199
  9. Hendrika Fourie, Alexander H. Mc Donald, Sonia Steenkamp, Dirk De Waele
    Pages 201-230
  10. Robin K. Jones, Sheila G. Storey, Rinus Knoetze, Hendrika Fourie
    Pages 231-260
  11. Shaun D. Berry, Patrice Cadet, Vaughan W. Spaull
    Pages 261-284
  12. Elizabeth R. van Biljon
    Pages 285-310
  13. Mathys C. Pretorius, Hendrik F. Le Roux
    Pages 311-324
  14. Sheila G. Storey, Antoinette P. Malan, Hans J. Hugo
    Pages 325-343
  15. Hans J. Hugo, Sheila G. Storey
    Pages 345-357
  16. Mieke S. Daneel, Dirk De Waele
    Pages 359-371
  17. Elmarie C. Rabie
    Pages 395-407
  18. Keikantsemang N. Ntidi, Suria Bekker, Hendrika Fourie
    Pages 409-418
  19. Antoinette Swart, Mariette Marais, Caroline Mouton, Gerhard C. du Preez
    Pages 419-449
  20. Mariette Marais, Antoinette Swart, Naomi Buckley
    Pages 451-458
  21. Antoinette P. Malan, Tiarin Ferreira
    Pages 459-480
  22. Jenna L. Ross, Antoinette P. Malan
    Pages 481-493
  23. Mathys C. Vosloo, Martin G. J. Hendricks
    Pages 495-519
  24. Christopher C. Appleton
    Pages 521-558
  25. Hendrika Fourie, Robin K. Jones, Vaughan W. Spaull, Mieke S. Daneel, Dirk De Waele
    Pages 559-563
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 565-569

About this book


This unique book contains not only a comprehensive up-to-date summary of the achievements made in all areas of Nematology in South Africa over more than half a century, but it also combines this rather technical part with an insiders narrative of how Nematology started and developed. It also demonstrates how the South African community of nematologists gradually adapted to major changes in agriculture. These were due to a major political shift followed by socio-economic changes and this in an often challenging natural environment. At the same time this book is conceived as a useful source for young scientists to provide them with practical knowledge and critical insight in the field of Nematology. The information given is based primarily on research conducted by nematologists in South Africa. Most of this research was aimed at finding workable solutions for nematological problems confronted by both large-scale commercial producers and smallholding farmers. During a period when funding for scientific research is becoming increasingly scarce, the future demand and quest for practical solutions by applied research will only increase.


South Africa entomopathogenic nematodes field and horticultural crops free-living nematodes freshwater nematodes helminthology helminths nematology plant-parasitic nematodes

Editors and affiliations

  • Hendrika Fourie
    • 1
  • Vaughan W. Spaull
    • 2
  • Robin K. Jones
    • 3
  • Mieke S. Daneel
    • 4
  • Dirk De Waele
    • 5
  1. 1.North-West University Unit for Environmental Sciences and ManagementPotchefstroomSouth Africa
  2. 2.DurbanSouth Africa
  3. 3.Robin Jones Nematological ServicesMurrayfield, PretoriaSouth Africa
  4. 4.Agricultural Research Council-Institute for Tropical and Subtropical CropsMbombelaSouth Africa
  5. 5.Laboratory of Tropical Crop Improvement Department of BiosystemsUniversity of LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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