Biological Control of Meloidogyne incognita by Paecilomyces lilacinus and Pasteuria penetrans

Benjamin Dube, Grover C. Smart, Jr.


The root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita was controlled more effectively and yields of host plants were greater when Paecilomyces lilacinus and Pasteuria penetrans were applied together in field microplots than when either was applied alone. Yields of winter vetch from microplots inoculated with the nematode and with both organisms were not statistically different from yields from uninoculated control plots. Key words: Bacillus penetrans, bacterial spore parasite, biocontrol, fungus parasite, southern root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, Paecilomyces lilacinus, Pasteuria penetrans.

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