Plant Sciences Research

Year: 2008
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Page No. 20 - 23

Effects of Intercropping on Root-Gall Nematode Disease on Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merril)

Authors : C.M. Agu

Abstract: Six intercrops (maize, melon, okra, Telfairia, Amaranthus and pepper) were tested for control of root-gall nematode disease on soybean in a loamy sand soil naturally infested with Meloidogyne javanica. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design replicated four times. Results based on root-gall indices and number of Juveniles (J2) recovered from roots and rhizospheric soil showed that intercropping soybean with Telfairia, pepper and Amaranthus effectively suppressed infection on soybean roots. Okra, maize and melon intercropped with the soybean aggravated root-gall damage and caused yield reductions.

How to cite this article:

C.M. Agu , 2008. Effects of Intercropping on Root-Gall Nematode Disease on Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merril). Plant Sciences Research, 1: 20-23.

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