Plant Sciences Research

Year: 2008
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Page No. 36 - 39

Root-Gall Nematode Disease of Pineapple as Affected by Seed Material, Amount and Type of Organic Soil Amendment

Authors : C.M. Agu

Abstract: Effects of seed material, amount and type of organic soil amendment on root-gall nematode disease of pineapple were assessed. The study was conducted in a 3󫢫 factorial experiment in randomized complete block design replicated 4 times. Planted pineapple crowns, slips and suckers were treated with 0.00, 1.50 and 3.00 tons ha 1 of poultry manure, sawdust and pigdung. Results showed that plants propagated from pineapple crowns were most susceptible to the disease at 0.00 tons ha 1 of organic soil amendment. The disease however decreased in all the seed materials as rates of the organic soil amendments increased. At 3.00 tons ha 1 of poultry manure application, no root-gall damage occurred in any of the pineapple plants. Highest fresh fruit weight obtained on crown propagated plants occurred at this 3.00 tons ha 1 of poultry manure application.

How to cite this article:

C.M. Agu , 2008. Root-Gall Nematode Disease of Pineapple as Affected by Seed Material, Amount and Type of Organic Soil Amendment. Plant Sciences Research, 1: 36-39.

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