Raski, Dewey J. Department of Nematology, University of California, Davis, California.
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A type of chemical used to kill plant-parasitic nematodes. Nematicides may be classed as soil fumigants or soil amendments, space fumigants, surface sprays, or dips. Soil treatments are commonly used because most plant-pathogenic species spend part or all of their life cycle in the soil, in or about the roots of plants. Nematicides may be liquids, gases, or solids, but on a field scale, liquids are most practical. These materials possess a high vapor pressure and volatilize quickly to act as soil fumigants. Carbon disulfide, CS2, and chloropicrin were among the first to be developed for this purpose. Their use is fairly restricted because of high cost; besides, CS2 is highly flammable and explosive and chloropicrin requires a cover or water seal.
The content above is only an excerpt.
for your institution. Subscribe
To learn more about subscribing to AccessScience, or to request a no-risk trial of this award-winning scientific reference for your institution, fill in your information and a member of our Sales Team will contact you as soon as possible.
to your librarian. Recommend
Let your librarian know about the award-winning gateway to the most trustworthy and accurate scientific information.
AccessScience provides the most accurate and trustworthy scientific information available.
Recognized as an award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, AccessScience is an amazing online resource that contains high-quality reference material written specifically for students. Contributors include more than 9000 highly qualified scientists and 43 Nobel Prize winners.
MORE THAN 8500 articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology
115,000-PLUS definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
3000 biographies of notable scientific figures
MORE THAN 19,000 downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY and additional readings to guide students to deeper understanding and research
LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE help students expand their knowledge using primary sources of information