Control of root-knot nematodes on Trigonella foenum-graecum by Paecilomyces lilacinus

Amit Sharma, P. C. Trivedi


An experiment was conducted to control Meloidogyne incognita infecting Trigonella /oenum-graecum using Paecilomyces lilacinus raised on goat dung and sesame oil cake. Of the four treatments used, relatively better reduction in nematodelopulation was observed on substrate + fungus + nematode treatment compared with substrate + nematode alone. The fungus penetrate the eggs and fed upon their contents leaving empty shell. Invaded eggs were swollen in caparison with uncolonized ones.

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