A field trial to use nematode-trapping fungi Dactylaria Brochopaga and Arthrobotrys Conoides to control root-knot nematode Meliodogyne Incognita infesting Banana (Musa Sapientum)
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Author: Noweer, Ezzat M. A.
A field trial to control the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita infesting Banana Musa sapientum by using the nematode-trapping fungus Dactylaria brochopaga alone or mixed with nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys conoides loaded on crushed vermiculite, molasses and yeast is reported under an open field experiment. The data revealed that the nematode-trapping fungus D. brochopaga in combination with nematode-trapping fungus A. conoides, yeast, molasses and vermiculite reduced the juvenile - Meloidogyne incognita-population density per one kg soil and number of root-galls per five gm roots. It was followed by the nematode-trapping fungus D. brochopaga in combination with yeast, molasses and vermiculite. Next ranked the nematode-trapping fungus A. conoides in combination with yeast, molasses and vermiculite. The weight of banana fruits per plant was significantly (P≤0.05) increased in each fungus treatment compared to the untreated diseased check.

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