A Symposium entitled “Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Multitrophic interactions in the Rhizosphere” has been organized by Raquel Campos-Herrera, Claudia Dolinski and Ganpati B. Jagdale at the Society of Nematologists 51st Annual meeting, which would be held in Savannah, Georgia from August 12th to 15th 2012. Following topics by various authors/speakers on interactions among entomopathogenic nematodes and multitrophic groups in the rhizosphere will be discussed between 8.0- 10.0 am on Tuesday August 14, 2012 in Marriot Riverfront hotel, Savanna, GA. Topics with authors:
- Multitrophic interactions involving entomopathogenic nematodes applied against pine weevils in a forest ecosystem by Christine T. Griffin, A.M. Dillon, C.D. Harvey and C.D. Williams.
- Entomophathogenic nematodes: Effects of the soil agroecosystem on biological control potential by David I. Shapiro-Ilan, T.C. Leskey, S.E. Wright, I. Brown, and L. Fall.
- Interactions among entomopathogenic nematodes and other nematode trophic groups and plants in agroecosystems by Somasekhar Nethi, G.B. Jagdale and P.S. Grewal.
- Herbivore induced plants volatiles and entomopathogenic nematodes as agents of plant indirect defense by Jared G. Ali, H.T. Alborn, R. Campos-Herrera, F. Kaplan, L.W. Duncan, C. Rodriguez-Saona, A.M. Koppenhöfer, and L.L. Stelinski.