OCCURRENCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES IN ASSOCIATION WITH BANANA IN OMAN

MANI, A.; HINAI, M. S. AL

Abstract


Surveys of banana plantations in Batinah, Interior, Dhahira, and Sharqia regions in North Oman and Dhofar Governorate in South Oman during 1991-95 revealed the occurrence of sixteen genera of plant parasitic nematodes. Helicotylenchus multicinctus, Meloidogyne incognita, M. javanica, Rotylenchulus reniformis and Tylenchorhynchus coffeae occurred most frequently and in the highest population densities. Radopholus similes was commonly present in Dhofar Governorate in South Oman and was limited to Al Hamra and Nizwa wilayats of Interior region in North Oman.

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