Phytotherapeutic effect of some plant leaves on Meloidogyne javanica infecting tomato plants

  • F. A. Zaki
  • D. S. Bhatti


Phytotherapeutic effect of some plants leaves, viz., Calotropis procera, Ricinus communis and Azadirachta indica and their paired combinations on the growth of tomato and Meloidogyne javanica infection showed that the plant growth (height and weight) in all the treated plants increased significantly over control with subsequent reduction in the nematode population. However, castor (40 g/kg soil) was the most effective in reducing M. javanica in tomato over control (gall index, second-stage juveniles, number of egg masses/g root and eggs/egg mass).