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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2000  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 8  |  Page No.: 1308 - 1310

Effects of Rhizophora mucronata (Mangrove) in the Control of Root-knot Nematode and Root-infecting Fungi of Tomato

Fatima S. Mehdi, Imran Ali Siddiqui, Assia Sajjad and Muhammad Afzal


Rhizophora mucronata (mangrove) used alone or in combination with Paecilomyces lilacinus significantly suppressed root infection caused by Macrophomina phaseolina, Fusarium solani and Rhizoctonia solani the root-infecting fungi and Meloidogyne javanica, the root-knot nematode in tomato. An R. mucronata-P. lilacinus treatment also improved plant growth. Organic amendments and P. lilacinus used together showed better results in the control of root-rot and root-knot disease complex as compared to their separate use.

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