Pakistan Journal of Nematology,

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Paper ID PJN-2019-3
Title Relationship between plant density and population density of Meloidogyne incognita on eggplant
AuthorsM. M. A. Youssef and W. M. A. El-Nagdi

The effect of different densities of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) on the reproduction and population density of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita was studied under screen house conditions. It was found that there is a positive correlation between eggplant density and population density of root-knot nematode, M. incognita in roots i.e., when number of plants in the same pot increased (1-4 plants/pot), a higher number of nematode juveniles in plant roots occurred. Thus, plant density, such as 4 plants if produced it promoted the number of the hatched juveniles, galls and egg-masses in roots as compared to the plant densities of 1, 2 and 3/pot.  However, number of juveniles in soil decreased with increasing plant density.

Pages 21-24
Volume 37
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