Practical Plant Nematology: A field and laboratory guide
authored by D.L. Coyne, J.M. Nicol and B. Claudius-Cole

(This publication was distributed at the 2009 ONTA Annual Meeting. The author’s have given permission for it to be posted online for educational and/or instructional use. All files are in PDF format.)

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This guide has been produced by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) as part of the strategy of the Systemwide Program on Integrated Pest Management (SP-IPM) to improve the quality and usefulness of pest management research. IITA, CIMMYT and the SP-IPM are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR; For the first print run, contributions were made by ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) for printing, while Syngenta fully funded this print run.

The SP-IPM is a global partnership programme whose task is to draw together the IPM efforts of the international agricultural research centers and their partners and to focus these efforts more clearly on the needs of resource-poor farmers in the developing world. The programme tackles those areas where research promises to provide solutions to pressing problems in sustainable agricultural development but where impact has so far been limited – usually due to fragmentation of efforts among different organizations or in different regions of the world, or due to inadequate links between researchers and farmers. The SP-IPM expects to achieve rapid progress by alleviating such constraints, breaking down barriers to information exchange, filling research gaps where necessary and developing effective models of researcher–extensionist–farmer partnerships to promote adoption of IPM technologies.
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CIMMYT’s mandate is to act as a catalyst and leader in a global maize and wheat innovation network that serves the poor in developing countries. Drawing on strong science and effective partnerships, CIMMYT creates, shares, and uses knowledge and technology to increase food security, improve the productivity and profitability of farming systems, and sustain natural resources.
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