Pakistan Journal of Nematology


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Paper ID PJN-2019-28
Title Host-suitability of maize varieties to Meloidogyne incognita
AuthorsY. Danso, J. Adomako, K. Osei and B. Abugri
Abstract

As Meloidogyne incognita is an economically important pest parasitizing maize crop therefore, a study was carried out under plant house condition to assess the reaction of three maize varieties viz., Abeleehi, Mamaba and Obaatanpa to M. incognita parasitism between May and July 2017. Asontem, okra variety was used as a positive control.Mamaba, Obaatanpa and Abeleehi maize varieties exhibited resistance potential by suppressing reproduction, development and establishment of the obligate parasite. Gall index, stem girth, plant height, reproduction factor and shoot dry matter weights were not significantly affected. In the current study high gall indices recorded on the positive control (okra) is due to okra’s susceptibility to Meloidogyne incognita infestation. 

 

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