INFLUENCE OF ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE INFECTION ON RICE UNDER SIMULATED RAINFED LOWLAND CONDITIONS

J. S. Prasad, M. S. Panwar, Y. S. Rao

Abstract


The influence of Meloidogyne graminicola infection on rice under the simulated rainfed lowland conditions at inoculum levels 0,1 and 2 nematodes/g soil was studied. Seedling mortality was significantly higher in treatment with 2 nematodes/g soil in all the rice varieties. Plant height was reduced by 5.1 to 19% and 4.2 to 55.4% in the nematode infected plants at 5 and 15 days after submergence respectively.

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