Effect of Glomus mosseae (Gerd and Trappe) and neemex® against Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid and White) chitwood on eggplant
Copyright 2015 Zoological Society of Pakistan. An experiment was conducted to formulate a strategy for the management of root-knot nematode, (Meloidogyne incognita) on eggplant under field conditions by mycorrhizal fungus (Glomus mosseae) and neemex®(Azadirachtin) alone and in combination. Eggplant seedlings were transplanted to micro plot beds and treated with mycorrhizal fungus and neemex alone and together while M. incognita was inoculated after two weeks. Transplants obtained from the micro plot beds, treated with neemex + mycorrhizal fungus were least infected. The infection caused by M. incognita was significantly decreased by combined application of mycorrhizal fungus and neemex while more plant growth and nutrient uptake was recorded. The combined effect of these two components facilitated the sustainable management of M. incognita on eggplant under field conditions.