EFFECT OF GREEN MANURING ON RHIZOCTONIA AND ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE COMPLEX ON TOMATO

K. K. Walia, N. Mehta, D. C. Gupt

Abstract


The growth of tomato (cv. HS-101) plants was significantly increased in soil amended with subabool (Leucaena leucocephaia) and neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves compared to the unamended control. Meloidogyne javanica population (number of galls and eggmasses) was also reduced in amended soil. Neem decreased the incidence of both Rhizoctonia bataticola and R. solani in the treatment where nematodes were inoculated one week earlier than the fungus, whereas subabool reduced fungal disease only in the treatment where R. solani was inoculated alone.

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