Author: A. KHAN, S.S. SHAUKAT, M.A. SAMAD AND M. SAYED
Publishing Date: 2008
Volume 26 Issue 2
The effect of single and repeated applications of organic amendments, including castor, mustard and neem oil-cakes and poultry manure, on the stylet bearing nematode populations associated with the rhizosphere of date-palm were examined. Carbofuran was used for comparison. Meloidogyne incognitapopulation was more effectively controlled by the multiple doses of the organic amendments but the populations of Helicotylenchus multicinctus and Pratylenchus thornei did not respond to this mode of application. In general, M. javanica and H. multicinctus populations were best controlled by poultry manure when given as a single or repeated dose. On the other hand, P. thornei population was most effectively managed by neem cake. Single dose of organic amendments did not alter the yield of date-palm but repeated doses of poultry manure gave increased plant yield over the control.