Influence of Integrated Nematode Management Modules against Meloidogyne incognita Infecting Cucumber in Poly-house

S. S. Bhati *

College of Agriculture, Nagaur (Agriculture University Jodhpur), Rajasthan, India.

B. L. Baheti

Department of Nematology, Rajasthan College of Agriculture (MPUAT, Udaipur), Rajasthan, India.

B. S. Chandrawat

SKN College of Agriculture (SKN Agriculture University), Jobner, Rajasthan, India.

R. N. Kumhar

Department of Nematology, Rajasthan College of Agriculture (MPUAT, Udaipur), Rajasthan, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Nematodes management in poly-house through a single practice is a very typical task in present agricultural scenario so, an integrated nematode management trial was conducted for the management of Meloidogyne incognita on cucumber in poly-house. In the investigation different combinations of physical, cultural and chemical treatments were applied for effective management of hidden enemy of cucumber, M. incognita. The combinations of hot water at 1 litre per poly bag, organic amendment (tea waste, tobacco churi, poultry manure, water hyacinth powder and lantana leaf powder at 20 g/plant) and carbofuran (0.25 g a.i./plant and 0.50 g a.i./plant) were applied. Standard (Hot water at 1 litre + Neem cake 50 g/plant + phorate at 0.5 g a.i./plant) and untreated checks were also maintained to compare experimental findings. The results of investigation shows that all the applied treatments significantly reduced nematode infection and increase plant growth over untreated check. Among all treatment combinations, Highest yield of cucumber (4.171 kg/plant) was obtained with integration of Hot water at 1 litre + Neem cake 50 g/plant + phorate at 0.5 g a.i./plant followed by Hot water + Tobacco churi + carbofuran at 0.5 g a.i./plant (3.924 kg/plant) and Hot water + Tea waste + carbofuran at 0.5 g a.i./plant (3.781 kg/plant) as compared to untreated check (1.092 kg/plant).

Keywords: Cucumber, poly-house, Meloidogyne incognita, hot water, organic amendments, chemicals

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Bhati, S. S., B. L. Baheti, B. S. Chandrawat, and R. N. Kumhar. 2024. “Influence of Integrated Nematode Management Modules Against Meloidogyne Incognita Infecting Cucumber in Poly-House”. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 36 (7):250-57.


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