Author: S.A. KHAN, N. JAVED .M. KAMRAN AND H.M ATIF
Publishing Date: 2010
Volume: 28 Issue: 1
In the present study, an attempt was made to evaluate the effect of soil amendment with dry crop residues alone, and in combination on Meloidogyne incgnita root-knot development and on plant grouth of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ) and lentil (Lens culinaris). It was found that dry crop residues of marigold (Tagetes erecta), mustard (Brassica juncea) and rocket-salad (Eruca saliva) at different doses brought about significant reduction in root-knot development caused by M. incognita. The plant growth of okra and lentil was highest in plants treated with the higher doses of soil amendments as compared to the lower doses. The highest plant growth was observed in plants treated in combination with rocket-salad + marigold than in mustard + marigold treatment,
the lowest plant growth was observed in mustard + rocket-salad + in combination treatment.