Observations on sampling tool, vertical distribution and weed hosts of Pratylenchus jordanensis in an alfalfa field

A. Mani, Munza S. Al-Hinai


A population of Pratylenchus jardanensis was high when soil samples were collected using garden trowel when compared with auger. Nematode population was higher at 0-15 cm depth than at 15-30 depth. Seventeen weed species were recorded as hosts of P. jardanensis and monocotyledons supported fairly higher nematode populations than dicotyledon species.

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