Author: M.A. IQBAL, T. MUKHTAR, R. AHMAD AND H.U. KHAN
Publishing Date: 2006
Volume 24 Issue 1
Survey of different localities of Faisalabad, Sargodha, Toba Tek Singh and Sahiwal districts of the Punjab province, Pakistan conducted during 2000-2002, revealed that the citrus nematode, Tylenchulus semipenetrans, is widely distributed in all the citrus orchards. The infestation of citrus nematode in these districts was 84, 96, 92 and 92 %, respectively. In Faisalabad and Sargodha districts, 66.66 % of the infested orchards showed infection above economic threshold level while in Toba Tek Singh and Sahiwal districts infection above economic threshold level was recorded in 60.87 % orchards. Number of juveniles of T. semipenetrans in 500 g of soil ranged between 25-8492 in Faisalabad, 99-9346 in Sargodha, 75-13275 in Toba Tek Singh and 38-12712 in Sahiwal. Similarly number of females in one g of roots ranged between 1-1862, 4-1978, 13-1864 and 13-1882 in Faisalabad, Sargodha, Toba Tek Singh and Sahiwal districts, respectively.