Effect of Plant Age at Transplanting on Disease Severity of Meloidogyne Incognita

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Nwaguma E.I.
agro ecological

Year of Publications

October 21, 1996

Place of Publications

Ago Iwoye

Related Crops

Meloidogyne incognita

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The effect of plant age at transplanting on the severity of Meloidogyne incognita infection on resistant and susceptible cultivars of tomatoes were infested at age 5,3 and 1 week witheggs concentration of 15,000 per plant. There was a decline in final nematode population (Pf) with increase age at transplanting for both cultivars. Severity of infection in susceptible cultivar was pronounced in 2 weeks old transplant. General growth and development was significant lower in younger seedlings regardless of the fact that the resistant cultivar showed no disease symptoms.

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