A preliminary report of survey of plant parasitic nematodes of leguminous crops in Syria

N. Greco, M. Di Vito, M. V. Reddy, M. C. Saxena


Leguminous crops, such as chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), lentil (Lens culinaris Medic.) and faba bean (Vicia faba L.) are of major economic importance in Syria. Plant parasitic nematodes are among the pathogens that limit their productivity. However, there is little information on the species involved or their geographical distribution. A preliminary survey of these parasites, was undertaken in May 1983.

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