In this study, evaluation of the nematophagous fungi Pochonia chlamydosporia, Paecilomyces lilacinus and Arthrobotrys dactyloide as biological control agents for Meloidogyne incognita was investigated under greenhouse conditions. Experiments confirmed the effectiveness of these predatory and parasitic fungi that actively reduced the number of infective larvae of M. incognita. The killing effect of these fungi is similar to the synthetic chemical nematicide Furadan and significantly better than the commercial preparation of bioagent Nameless®. The fungi under consideration have the potentiality to reduce population density of M. incognita along the growing season of faba bean plant to 95.4 to 98.9%. These nematophagous fungi enhanced shoot and root growth of Faba bean.
Abd El-Raheem R. EL-Shanshoury , Samir A. El-Sayed , Yehia A.G. Mahmoud and Doaa M. Khalefa , 2005. Evaluation of Pochonia chlamydosporia, Paecilomyces lilacinus and Arthrobotrys dactyloide as Biocontrol Agents for Meloidogyne incognita under Green House Condition. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 1511-1516.