Pasteuria penetrans as a biocontrol agent of Meloidogyne javanica in the field in Malawi and in microplots in Pakistan
Daudi, A.T.; Channer, A.G.; Ahmed, R.; Gowen, S.R.
Proceedings of the British Crop Protection Conference, Pests and Diseases 1: 253-257
Pasteuria penetrans was applied to sterilized soil in microplots in Pakistan. Inoculations with Meloidogyne javanica led to less galling and fewer egg masses on tomato roots than in similar soil without P. penetrans; shoot growth was also greater. These difference were accentuated in a second cycle after incorporating the roots of the first crop in the soil. In field plots in Malawi P. penetrans was mixed with soil at two sites where there was an indigenous population.