Other Contributions: Some Observations on the Host Plant Relationships of Radopholus similis in Natal
AbstractIn an endeavor to find alternate crops for soils infested with Radopholus similis, over 100 plant species were tested for susceptibility to the banana strain of this nematode. Approximately 40 plant species, including certain vegetables, fruit trees, grasses and ornamentals, were found to be non-hosts of Radopholus. Resistant crops of value included pineapples, papaya, passion fruit (Passiflora edulis), sweet potato, litchi and radishes. Tagetes patula also reduced the population of Radopholus. Coffee plants were found to be highly susceptible to Radopholus attack.