NEMATODES ASSOCIATED WITH VEGETABLE CROPS IN THE KASHMIR VALLEY, INDIA

M. I. S. Waliullah

Abstract


A total of 267 soil and root samples were collected from 14 vegetable crops in the Kashmir Valley. Species of Tylenchus, Cephalenchus, Basiria, Tylenchorhynchus, Nothotylenchus, Helicotylenchus, Hirschmanniella, Basirolaimus, Hoplolaimus, Meloidogyne, Globodera, Rotylenchulus and Pratylenchus were found in 98% of the samples while Aphelenchus and Aphelenchoides were encountered in 20% of the samples though numbers varied. Individuals of Xiphinema basiri, Longidorus and Trichodorus were also found. The vegetable crops were found throughout the year thus depending on the crop, month, season and locality the nematodes density fluctuated.

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