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Management of Root-knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita on Mulberry with Passiflora foetida

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-5229    | Article Id: D-5229 | Page : 600-604
Citation :- Management of Root-knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita on Mulberry with Passiflora foetida.Agricultural Science Digest.2021.(41):600-604
P. Victoria Rani, N. Vijaya Kumary pvrani54@gmail.com
Address : D.K. Govt. College for Women (A), Nellore-524 004, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 4-06-2020
Accepted Date : 9-09-2021

Abstract

Background: The root knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita Chit wood infesting mulberry is economically important in silk industry as it affects the leaf yield both quantitatively and qualitatively which in turn affects the silkworm Bombyx mori L., growth and cocoon yield because its foliage is the sole food source of silkworm.
Methods: Hence a pot experiment was conducted for the evaluation of efficacy of eco-friendly formulate like botanical extract from Passiflora foetida L., to manage nematode disease severity applied as soil amendment and aqueous leaf extract on nematode egg hatching. 
Result: After treatment, nematode infestation reduced significantly in terms of number of root knots/ g root weight and nematode egg masses / g root weight in mulberry plants and the treated plants showed better growth in shoot and root length compared to control plants. The aqueous extract of P. foetida showed maximum inhibition of egg hatchability with an increase in the concentration of plant extract.

Keywords

Egg hatchability Meloidogyne incognita Mulberry Passiflora foetida Root knots

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