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Efficacy of the bacterial spore parasite pasteuria penetrans and oil cakes in the control of meloidogyne javanica on tomato

Maheswari, T.U.; Mani, A.; Rao, P.K.

Journal of Biological Control 2(1): 34-36


Accession: 007290400

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The efficacy of the bacterial spore parasite, Pasteuria penetrans (Thorne, 1940) Sayre and Starr, 1985 in combination with four oil cakes viz., castor (Ricinus communis L.), gingelly (Sesamum indicum L.), groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) and neem (Azadirachis indica Juss.) was tested under greenhouse conditions for the control of Meloidogyne javanica (Treub, 1885) Chitwood, 1949 on tomato cv. Pusa Ruby. The bacterium as well as oil cakes reduced namatode infestation and improved plant growth, but the combination treatments were significantly superior. Among these, P. penetrans applied in combination with neem cake was the best treatment giving 75.1 per cent reduction in final nematode population.

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