The project aimed to minimise the need for nematicides in the Queensland ginger industry by developing integrated management strategies for root-knot nematode. Data collected during this project confirmed that hot water treatement eradicated nematodes from seed and substantially reduced nematode damage in the following crop. An experiment in the field showed that nematode-free seed could be produced by growing ginger in a layer of sawdust mulch and discarding that portion of the rhizone that was in contact with soil.