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also nem·a·ti·cide  (nĕm′ə-tĭ-sīd′, nə-măt′ĭ-)
A substance or agent used to kill nematodes.

nem′a·to·cid′al, nem′a·ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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or nem•a•ti•cide

(ˈnɛm ə təˌsaɪd, nɪˈmæt ə-)

a substance or preparation used for killing nematodes parasitic to plants.
nem`a•to•cid′al, nem`a•ti•cid′al, adj.
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solanacearum management tactic is the application of nematicides at an average cost of $250/ha (C.S.
The long-time farmer explained that when some of the effective nematicides were taken off the market he saw his vines begin to decline.
Crop dusters spray fungicides up to 40 times a year, often in the form of "cocktails" of two or more mixed pesticides and often when workers are in the fields; plantation workers directly apply highly toxic nematicides to the ground around banana trees two to four times a year in order to kill nematode worms; and workers spray herbicides on plantation grounds eight to 12 times a year, and douse the fields with large amounts of chemical fertilizers.
Moreover, use of integrated pest management techniques and phasing out chemical fumigant nematicides owing to the environmental hazards.
The present findings are supported by earlier works wherein integration of bio-control agents with fungicides and nematicides gave significantly higher disease control in several crops than that obtained either by bio-control agent or by fungicide or by nematicide alone (9,14,15).
With many chemical pesticides restricted or eliminated due to their toxicity to mammals and other organisms, biological nematicides can provide an effective, more sustainable solution, concluded the company.
Nematicides provide efficient control measure, but their use is very restricted and has been declining drastically during last few years, especially due to high toxicity to mammalians, long persistence in the ecosystem, and high costs (AKHTAR & MALIK, 2000; FERRAZ & FREITAS, 2004).
Even though a few herbicides are needed while the plants are getting established, once that happens; there's no need for more, or for any fungicides, insecticides, or nematicides.