NEMATICIDAL ACTIVITY OF ESSENTIAL OIL OF PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS AGAINST THE ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA

N. K. Leela, R. M. Khan, P. P. Reddy, E. S. J. Nidiry

Abstract


Nematicidal activity of essential oil of Pelargonium graveolens L. (cv. Algerian) and its major constituents namely citronellol, geraniol and linalool was determined against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita. Geraniol was found to be the most effective constituent which was followed by citronellol and linalool.

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