THE EFFECTS OF TWO CROP RESIDUES ON NEMATODES IN COWPEA CULTIVATION

E. E. A. Oyedunmade, J. O. Babatola, T. I. Olabiyi

Abstract


Two years of field trials were carried out to assess the effectiveness of two crop residues (Parkia clappertoniana husks and Cola nitida pods) in plant-parasitic nematode control. The two rates (0.5 and 1 ton/ha each) of the crop residues gave some measure of nematode control in cowpea and improved the growth and yield of the crop. Treatment with 1 ton/ha of C. nitida pods gave the best control of three major nematode pests of cowpea.

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