Author: F.F. MOUSSA, S.A. MONTASSER, A.M. KORAYEM, A.B. ABOUL-SOOUD, M.M.A. YOUSSEF AND M.M.M. MOHAMED
Publishing Date: 2006
Volume 24 Issue 1
Under field conditions the control of Pratylenchus zeae the root lesion nematode on sugar cane cv. GT54-9 was studied by using some organic amendments of cattle, horse, poultry and pigeon manures compared to urea as a mineral fertilizer. The tested materials except horse manure proved to be effective (p≤ 0.05 and 0.01) in reducing this pest. The degree of nematode reduction varied according to the tested materials. The length and fresh weight of shoots of sugar cane plants significantly (p≤ 0.05 and/or 0.01) increased in soil amended with organic amendments.