Studies on the effect of bare root-dip treatment with antibiotic KT-199 on Meloidogyne incognita infesting tomato
AbstractStudies on the effect of antibiotics on plant parasitic nematodes are few (Estey and Panayi, 1972; Setty et ai., 1978). Reddy (1978) reported that antiamoebin applied as a soil drench or as a foliar spray to tomato plants did not affect their growth but significantly reduced the development and reproduction of Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid et White) Chitw. Nanje Gowda (1983) found that the antibiotic KT-199, a semisynthetic peptide antihelminthic antibiotic produced in culture of Streptomyces sp., acted similarly. In the present study KT-199 was compared with the systemic nematicide phenamiphos in their effect on infestation of tomato seedlings with M. incognita.