HOST STATUS OF EIGHTEEN VEGETABLE CROPS FOR PRATYLENCHUS BRACHYURUS
Keywords:Abelmoschus esculentus, Allium cepa, Allium fistulosum, Brassica oleracea var. acephala, Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, Brassica oleracea var. capitata, Brassica chinensis, Capsicum annuum, Citrullus vulgaris, Cucumis anguria, Cucumis melo, Cucumis sativus, Cucurbita pepo, Daucus carota, host range, Lactuca sativa, lesion nematodes, Lycopersicon esculentum, Pisum sativum, Pratylenchus brachyurus, Solanum melongena
AbstractEighteen vegetable crops species were tested as hosts for Pratylenchus brachyurus under greenhouse conditions: cabbage, cantaloupe, carrot, cauliflower, Chinese kale, cucumber, eggplant, gherkin, green onion, kale, lettuce, okra, onion, pea, squash, sweet pepper, tomato, and watermelon. Corn and French marigold were included as standard resistant and susceptible hosts, respectively. Under onion, cabbage, sweet pepper, carrot, lettuce and the French marigold control the nematode population declined. Cucumber, okra, tomato and cantaloupe were very susceptible to P. brachyurus . Reproduction of P. brachyurus on these plants was equal to or even higher than on corn.