SUITABILITY OF SOME CULTIVARS OF PEPPER AS HOSTS FOR MELOIDOGYNE JAVANICA AND RACES OF M. INCOGNITA
Fourteen cultivars of pepper (Capsicum annuum) were screened according to the standards set by the International Meloidogyne Project, against Meloidogyne javanica and all the 4 races of M. incognita to evaluate/revaluate their degree of resistance. Eleven were susceptible to all the 4 races of M. incognita. Two Jwala and Pusa Jwala, showed race specific resistance. A number of cultivars were rated as resistant of immune to M. javanica. Suryamukhi Green and Chilli P.C.I. were susceptible to this species.