Plant essential oils as eco-friendly management tools for root knot nematode on cucumber plants

Mostafa MA Mahmoud NA Anany AE El-Sagheer AM    

Abstract

The effect of plant essential oils from five different plants, including camphor, black seed, castor, sesame and jojoba as eco-friendly materials were evaluated against root knot nematode (RKNs), Meloidogyne javanica infecting cucumber plants under greenhouse conditions. All treatments significantly (p ≤0.05) suppressed nematode criteria including number of root galls, rate of nematode reproduction and nematode reduction. In general, the highest impact in tested oils were caused by castor oil in 15 ppm/ plant treatment (85, 16.29 and 62.65) flowed by sesame in 15 ppm/ plant (172, 21.66 and 50.15) then camphor oil in 15 ppm/ plant treatment and less impact observed in jojoba oil and black seed oil treatments. Consequently, all of used treatments recorded significant (P≤0.05) increased in all plant growth parameters. We conclude that this oils as a good option of alternative control for the root knot nematode in protected cultivation of cucumbers.


MS Received Date:   2017-01-04  MS Accepted Date:  2017-02-17  MS Published Date:  2017-02-27
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Mostafa MA, Mahmoud NA., Anany AE., El-Sagheer AM. "Plant essential oils as eco-friendly management tools for root knot nematode on cucumber plants" Journal of Zoology Studies 4.1 (2017): 1-5.
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Mostafa, MA., Mahmoud, NA., Anany, AE., El-Sagheer, AM. (2017). Plant essential oils as eco-friendly management tools for root knot nematode on cucumber plants. Journal of Zoology Studies, 4(1), 1-5.
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Mostafa MA, Mahmoud NA, Anany AE, El-Sagheer AM. Plant essential oils as eco-friendly management tools for root knot nematode on cucumber plants. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2017; 4(1): 1-5.
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