Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences

Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–5584

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Impact of Citrus Aurantium and Moringa Dried-Leaf Powders or Poultry Eggs Shell or Snail Shell Powder in Comparison with Furadan against Meloidogyne Incognita Infecting Citrus Aurantium under Greenhouse Conditions

Helal E. M. Mona & Gad, S. B.

A greenhouse experiment was conducted to evaluate efficacy of poultry egg shell powder, snail shell powder or dried-leaf powders of moringa and Citrus aurantium solely or in combination with furadan at half doses each in comparison with furadan at the recommended dose on growth of C. aurantium infected with M. incognita under greenhouse conditions (31±3 C◦). Results indicated that all tested materials significantly ameliorated plant growth criteria and diminished nematode parameters. It was clear that the concomitant treatments showed the maximum results in the increments of plant growth characters of C. aurantium and in suppressing the root-knot nematode M. incognita criteria. Of the single treatments, poultry egg shell powder at dose of 5 g/ plant achieved the maximum increase percentage and ranked first in diminishing number of nematode galls (75.7%), females (79.2%), and eggmasses (78.9%), followed by Citrus aurantium dried-leaf powder application in this respect . Among the integrated applications, treatment containing half doses of poultry egg shell powder plus furadan {½(Poultry egg shell powder + furadan)} was superior to that of C. aurantium dried leave power plus furadan at their half doses { ½ (C. aurantium + furadan)} treatment in improving tested plant growth parameters and overwhelmed other integrated application in this study in suppressing numbers of nematode galls, females and eggmasses comparing to nematode alone.

Published Date: 2015-06-30;