Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 4

Eco-Friendly Management of Root Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) Infecting Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus Moench)

Kedarnath, B. S. Pavithra, R. S. Pavithra, N. G. Ravichandra and B. M. R. Reddy

Department of Plant Pathology, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, India.

Received on 20 September 2015 and accepted on 05 November 2015

 

ABSTRACT

An experiment was conducted in the sick plot of AICRP (Nematodes) section, Department of Plant Pathology, GKVK, Bangalore to test the efficacy of different treatments on management of root knot nematode infecting okra under field condition. Among different treatments tested M. incognita population in soil was found minimum (134.3/200cc soil) in plants treated with P. lilacinus followed by P. fluorescens (155.00/200 cc soil) and marigold (164.30/200 cc soil) respectively as compared to higher population (575.00/200cc soil) recorded in control. M. incognita population in root was found to be minimum (46.00/ 5 g root) in plants treated with P. lilacinus followed by P. fluorescens (60.00 /5 g root) and solarization (65.70/5 g root) respectively as compared to higher population (222.00/5 g root) recorded in untreated check.

Keywords : Okra, Meloidogyne incognita, Pseudomonas fluorescens, galls and egg masses.Okra, Meloidogyne incognita, Pseudomonas fluorescens, galls and egg masses.