Effect of Pratylenchus prunii and Meloidogyne incognita on peach seedlings

G. C. Sharma, N. K. Sharma


While surveying peach orchards in Himachal Pradesh (India) Sharma et al., (1986) described the new species Paratylenchus prunii which not only occurred in large populations (up to 32,000 individuals/250 g of soil) but was also widespread (recorded from 70 per cent of soil samples). Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid et White) Chitw. was another species often found attacking peach. Comparative pathogenicity and histopathological studies of peach roots infested by these two nematode species were carried out.

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