MANAGEMENT OF ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE ON EGG PLANT BY INTEGRATING ENDOMYCORRHIZA (GLOMUS FASCICULATUM) AND CASTRO (RICINUS COMMUNIS) CAKE

M. S. Rao, P. Parvatha Reddy, M. Sukhada, M. Nagesh, . Pankaj

Abstract


Experiments were conducted to study the feasibility of integration of VA mycorrhiza (Glomus fasciculatum) and castor (Ricinus communis) cake for the management of Meloidogyne incognita on Solanum melongena. Seedlings colonized with VA mycorrhiza were least infected by M. incognita when transplanted in soil which was amended with castor cake. Further significant increases in colonization of G. fasciculatum on roots of egg plant and chlamydospore densities of VA mycorrhiza in this treatment indicated favourable effects of castor cake amendment on the growth of G. fasciculatum.

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