LIFE CYCLE OF PRATYLENCHUS GOODEYI IN BANANA ROOTS

J. S. Prasad, K. V. Seshu Reddy, R. A. Sikora

Abstract


A study was undertaken of Pratylenchus goodeyi population increase in susceptible and resistant banana cultivars Nakyetengu and Sukalindizi, respectively. The life cycle was completed in 24 days in Nakyetengu and 30 days in Sukalindizi. In Nakyetengu up to 29.8 eggs were laid by a single female in 35 days and in Sukalindizi 18.8 eggs were laid in the same period.

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