Plant Parasitic Nematodes and Their Economic Relevance in Utah and Nevada

  • Renato N. InserraEmail author
  • Saad L. Hafez
  • Nicola Vovlas
  • Byron J. Adams
  • Claudia Nischwitz
Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP)


Informationon the biology, distribution, host-parasite relationship and economic impact of plant-parasitic nematodes reported in Utah and Nevada during the past 100 years is reviewed. Special emphasis is given to problems caused by nematode parasites of above ground plant parts (Anguina agrostis, A. tritici, Mesoanguina balsamophila and Ditylenchus dipsaci) and roots (Heterodera avenaeH. schachtiiMeloidogyne chitwoodiM. haplaPratylenchus neglectusP. thorneiP. vulnus and Xiphinema americanum). Biological and morphological information about three nematode parasites of some trees and shrubs found in the natural environment in Utah (Bellodera utahensisNacobbus aberrans and Sphaeronema rumicis) is also included. Appropriate management practices of the species that damage cereals, forage legumes, grasses, potatoes and sugar beet are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato N. Inserra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Saad L. Hafez
    • 2
  • Nicola Vovlas
    • 3
  • Byron J. Adams
    • 4
  • Claudia Nischwitz
    • 5
  1. 1.Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, DPI, Nematology SectionGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Southwest Idaho Research and Extension CenterUniversity of IdahoParmaUSA
  3. 3.CNR, Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle PianteBariItaly
  4. 4.College of Life SciencesBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  5. 5.Biology/Natural Resources (BNR) 243Utah State UniversityLoganUSA

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