International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2021)

Effect of root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) on the growth of cucumber plant


Sunita Chahar, Nalini Singh, Poonam Yadav

Root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, is one of the biggest problems in the production of cucumber. This plant parasitic nematode depends on root sap to survive, which causes improper supply of water and minerals to the plant. Some of the basic symptoms of these nematodes on plants are galling of roots, yellowing of leaves and stunted growth in plants. In the present study, a pot experiment was conducted to study the effect of root knot nematode on the growth of the cucumber plant. The infected plants showed decreased leaf size, shoot weight, nutrients and chlorosis of leaves as compared to the control.
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Sunita Chahar, Nalini Singh, Poonam Yadav. Effect of root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) on the growth of cucumber plant. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 1-4
International Journal of Entomology Research