Wageningen University and Researchcentre
The quantitative decision support system for plant parasitic nematodes in agro systems, NemaDecide, is an important advisory tool for farmers to gain maximum financial returns, a.o. by calculating cost benefit ratios of control measures. In the system all quantitative knowledge about plant parasitic nematodes of the past 50 years is concentrated. Within the framework of NemaDecide, the population dynamics of nematode species in several cropping scenarios are studied. The research focuses on understanding the intra- and inter specific competition mechanisms of nematodes for food and space in plants.