Author: I. Jafri, A.A. Shahid, A. Ibrahim and M. Atif
Publishing Date: 2015
Volume 33 Issue 1
Study was conducted to determine the effect of Meloidogyne incognita on plant health and production of tomato in field. Various strains of bacteria were examined for their influence on shoot, root length, plant height, egg-mass, number of juveniles and number of knots per root system. Outcomes revealed that Controlled (C1) Meloidogyne sp., Bacillus sp., (T1), Meloidogyne sp., and Bacillus thuringiensis (T2) remarkably suppressed nematode infestations because they act as growth inhabiting agents for juveniles; reduce gall masses, diminish knot formation on root system, toghether with increasing shoot and root length as compared to other treatments.
Keywords: Meloidogyne, Bacillus thuringiensis, tomato, developmental stages.