ASSESSMENT OF YIELD LOSS DUE TO MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA IN PAPAYA UNDER FIELD CONDITIONS

S. Ramakrishnan, G. Rajendran

Abstract


Field studies conducted to evaluate the economic importance of Meloidogyne incognita on papaya indicated a growth suppression of 36.5% per tree under natural condition. There was a yield loss of 0.35 per cent in fruit yield (0.811 g) per tree for every one nematode increase per 5 g root.

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