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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 1
Biological control of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita infecting tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Manju Kumari, Dr. MK Sharma and Dr. BL Baheti

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the major vegetable crop grown in India. Root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita is widely distributed in India and causes severe damage in tomato. Various nematicides have been so far used to control root-knot nematode are not only expensive but also hazardous to human and soil health. In view to reduce dependence on nematicides, alternative eco-friendly solutions have been tried. Present investigation was carried out to test the efficacy of fungal biocontrol agents (Trichoderma viride and Trichoderma asperellum) against root-knot nematode, M. incognita on tomato. Efficacy of fungal bio control agent’s viz., T. viride and T. asperellum has been evaluated to control the root-knot nematode, M. incognita. Results showed that the soil application of T. viride at 15 ml/kg soil was found best treatment in improving plant growth of tomato and significantly reduced reproduction of root-knot nematode on tomato, closely followed by T. viride at 10 ml/kg soil. T. viride at 10 ml/kg soil and T. asperellum at 15 ml/kg soil which also had almost similar impact in plant growth and nematode reproduction parameters.
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How to cite this article:
Manju Kumari, Dr. MK Sharma, Dr. BL Baheti. Biological control of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita infecting tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). J Entomol Zool Stud 2020;8(1):35-39.

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