Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 4(6), pp. 247 - 253
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2016.040604
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Bio-control of Root-Knot (Meloidogyne incognita) of Indian Spinach (Basella alba L.)

Md. Mohidul Hasan 1,*, Md. Shamim Hasan 1, Shamima Naznin 1, Nazia Binta Islam 1, Kishowar-E-Mustarin 2
1 Department of Plant Pathology, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Bangladesh
2 Wheat Research Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute Joydebpur, Bangladesh


Five treatments viz. BAU-Biofungicide (Trichoderma spp.) as side dressing and seed coating, nematicide (Carbofuran 10G) and allamanda leaf extract as side dressing along with a control were tested against root-knot of Indian spinach caused by Meloidogyne incognita. The findings of the study revealed that the number of galls and the number of egg masses in the roots were significantly reduced by the application of all the treatments over control. However, chemical carbofuran 10G gave superior result as it had increased shoot and root length, fresh weight of shoot and root as well as number of leaf per plant correspondingly with the lowest galling incidence and egg mass development in Indian Spinach. The interaction effects of the treatments and the varieties, the BARI Indian Spinach 1 as side dressing with carbofuran (V1T3) gave the highest performances on the plant growth characters and reduction of galls and egg masses development by 95.65% and 96.33% over control as compared to the local variety (69.55% and 64.31%). Whereas, BAU-biofungicide (V1T2) also showed considerable effect to increase the plant growth parameters in correspondence with the reducing of gall incidence and egg masses by 79.74% and 77.78% over control in BARI Indian Spinach 1 as compared to the local variety (67.83% and 49.95%).

Indian Spinach, Root-knot, Carbofuran, BAU-Biofungicide, Allamanda Leaf

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Md. Mohidul Hasan , Md. Shamim Hasan , Shamima Naznin , Nazia Binta Islam , Kishowar-E-Mustarin . "Bio-control of Root-Knot (Meloidogyne incognita) of Indian Spinach (Basella alba L.)." Universal Journal of Agricultural Research 4.6 (2016) 247 - 253. doi: 10.13189/ujar.2016.040604.