EFFECT OF AGE OF PAPAYA SEEDLINGS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISEASE COMPLEX CAUSED BY MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA AND FUSARIUM SOLANI

T. A. Khan, S. A. Husain

Abstract


Plant growth reduction, nematode reproduction factor and Fusarium root-rot decreased with the increase in age of papaya seedlings at the time of inoculation whether inoculated individually or concomitantly with Meloidogyne incognita and F. solani. Reduction in growth was maximum when seedlings were inoculated at the age of one week and minimum when inoculated at the age of 12 weeks. No root-rot and significant difference, in plant growth were observed when either, ten and twelve-weeks old seedlings were inoculated with F. solani.

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