Effects of Root-knot Nematode, Meliodogyne hapla, on Growth and Yield of Pepper and Tomato

당근혹선충이 고추와 토마토의 생육 및 수량에 미치는 영향

  • Cho H.J. (Institute of Agricultural Sciences) ;
  • Han S.C. (Institute of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Published : 1983.03.01


Effects of the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne hapla, on the growth and yields of hot-pepper (var.: Cheongyong gochu) and tomato$(var.:\;Bogsu\;\#)$ were studied with inoculating 500, 2,500, 5,000, 7,500, 10,000 and 20,000 nematodes per plant in pots. Results were analyzed with comparing weight of fruits harvested throughout the season from both hot-pepper and tomato, and with mineral contents in dried stoots and roots of pepper plant 20 weeks after the inoculation. No significant difference was found on the plant growth at all levels of inoculation until the 8th week after the inoculation. However, the plant growth was significantly depressed from the 12th week in the pots inoculated with over 10,000 nematodes, and the yields were reduced by $16\%$ in hot-pepper and $14\%$ in tomato respectively when 10,000 nematodes were inoculated.