EVALUATION OF FUNGI AS SEED AND SOIL TREATMENT AGAINST ROOT KNOT NEMATODE, MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA IN OKRA

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0547.33.3.014    | Article Id: ARCC315 | Page : 226-229
Citation :- EVALUATION OF FUNGI AS SEED AND SOIL TREATMENT AGAINST ROOT KNOT NEMATODE, MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA IN OKRA.Agricultural Science Digest.2013.(33):226-229
Babu Lal and B.P. Rana
Address : Department of Nematology CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar- 125 004, India

Abstract

Four fungi namely, Tricoderma harzianum, T. viride, Gliocladium viren and  Aspergillus ochraceous were evaluated as soil and seed treatment against Meloidogyne incognita in okra. Among all the fungi, Trichocheine harzianum as seed treatment was found to be the most effective in increasing the plant growth and in reducing the nematode multiplication at all the doses. As soil treatment, T. harzianum, was the most effective fungus in reducing nematode multiplication followed by T. viride, Gliocladium virens, Aspergillus ochraceous. All the fungi gave better results at the highest dose (15g /kg soil).

Keywords

Aspergillus ochraceous Gliocladium virens Meloidogyne incognita Okra Root knot nematode Seed treatment Soil application Tricoderma harzianum T. viride.

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