Meloidogyne javanica Treub, 1885 (Chitwood, 1949) and some weed hosts in tomato (Solanum esculentum L.) fields in Tekirdağ, Turkey

Abstract : 

Nematode species from the genus Meloidogyne G�ldi, 1989 are threatening agricultural production especially in greenhouses in Turkey by causing significant yield loss due to root damage and galling. Within a 2 year period of nematological surveys in Northwestern Turkey several Meloidogyne species were identified in vegetable fields and gardens. The majority were isolated from tomato fields and M. javanica was one of the most prevalent species. A further research was conducted in infested tomato fields to detemine weed hosts of M. javanica. As weeds were examined nematode damage and root galls were observed in 13 species. Galling was significant in Portulaca oleraceae L. with up to 30 galls per plant and least in Lamium amplexicaule L. and Trifolium repens L


Keyword : 

Meloidogyne javanica L., weed hosts, tomato fields, Turkey


Author(s) : , L. Öztürk, A. Aslan, N. Sivri, B. Şin, T. Behmand, G. G. Avcı, İ. H. Elekcioglu
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