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Evaluation of PGPR to control root knot of mash bean infected by Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid and white) chitwood  [2009]

Mahmood, Y. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Plant Pathology) Khan, M.A. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Plant Pathology)

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The effect of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) on growth parameters of mash bean infected with Meloidogyne incognita was studied. Three PGPR-H4, PGPR-K315, PGPR-Ax strains were evaluated with respect to growth parameters and against Meloidogyne incognita, among those PGPR-K315 proved to be the best followed by PGPR-H4 and PGPR-Ax. The PGPR strains not only increased the growth parameters of mashbean plants but also acted as a biological control agent by reducing the number of galls, egg masses on roots and number of juveniles in soil as compared to untreated control.

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Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1019-763X