EFFECTIVENESS OF SOIL SOLARIZA TION FOR CONTROL OF HETERODERA CICERI AND PRATYLENCHUS THORNEI ON CHICKPEA IN SYRIA

M. Di Vito, N. Greco, M. C. Saxena

Abstract


A field experiment was conducted during summer 1989 to investigate the effect of soil solarization on the control of Heterodera ciceri and Pratylenchus thornei and yield of chickpea in Syria. The soil populations of both nematodes were greatly reduced in all solarized plots and nematode numbers were also reduced in chickpea roots collected in mid April. The fresh weight of the plants and grain yields of chickpea were significantly increased in plots solarized far 6 or 8 weeks.

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