Biocontrol of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita damaging queen palm, Livistona rotundifolia using Trichoderma species.

@article{Jegathambigai2008BiocontrolOR,
  title={Biocontrol of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita damaging queen palm, Livistona rotundifolia using Trichoderma species.},
  author={V. Jegathambigai and Mihiri Karunaratne and Arne Svinningen and Gunasingham Mikunthan},
  journal={Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={681-7}
}
Livistona rotundifolia is a widely grown queen palm in all the net houses of floriculture industries in Sri Lanka. It is grown to an extent of 10,000 mZ in Green Farms Ltd, Marawilla under shade net house. Root knot nematode is one among the key pests of queen palms and causes heavy loss in the queen palm industry. Queen palm is grown in a coir based compost media under sprinkler irrigation. Management of nematodes using chemicals is impractical due the non availability and selectivity of the… CONTINUE READING