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Plant Pathology Journal
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 114-117
DOI: 10.3923/ppj.2008.114.117
Separate and Combined Effects of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. tracheiphilum and Meloidogyne incognita on Growth and Yield of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) Var. Moussa-Local
A.O. Ogaraku

Abstract:
A study was undertaken to determine the separate and combined affects of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. tracheiphilum and Meloidogyne incognita on growth and yield of cowpea variety Moussa-local. It was observed that growth and yield components of the cowpea were generally reduced in all treatments as compared to that of control. Single infection with only nematode caused more growth and yield reductions than infection with only fungus. Reduction in the growth and yield components were generally higher in simultaneous infection than infection with either of the pathogens. Growth and yield reduction in combined infection did not vary significantly from those caused by successive infection where either of the pathogens was made to precede the other. Infection with both pathogens caused significant increases in the root galls, number of eggs and juveniles when compared with infection with nematode only.
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A.O. Ogaraku , 2008. Separate and Combined Effects of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. tracheiphilum and Meloidogyne incognita on Growth and Yield of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) Var. Moussa-Local. Plant Pathology Journal, 7: 114-117.

DOI: 10.3923/ppj.2008.114.117

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ppj.2008.114.117

 
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