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Influence of soil type on the activity of the rice root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola Golden & Birchfield

Rao, Y.S.; Israel, P.

Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 42(8): 744-747

1972


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-5022
Accession: 000117915

Tests were conducted with different soil types to study the influence of physical factors on the activity of Meloidogyne graminicola. Coarse and medium soils with particles above 0.053 mm in diameter and sandy soils allowed free movement of infective larvae and invasion into roots of the rice plant. Clayey soils were less suitable.

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