FIELD APPLICATION OF PAECILOMYCES LILACINUS FOR THE CONTROL OF MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA ON BETELVINE, PIPER BETLE

E. I. Jonathan, R. Arulmozhiyan, S. Muthusamy, W. W. Manuel

Abstract


Experiments were conducted for two years to assess the field efficacy of Paecilomyces lilacinus for the management of Meloidogyne incognita infesting Piper betle. The efficacy of the fungus, multiplied on neem cake, was compared with that of carbofuran. A significant reduction in nematode infestation was observed with three applications of P. lilacinus inoculated neem cake at the rate of 10 g/vine at 60 day intervals. The treatment significantly increased vine growth and leaf yield.

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