Studies were made to determine the effect root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita and wilt fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum alone and in combinations on the growth of Abelmoschus esculentus. Experiment was conducted under green house conditions [(25±3) °C and (58±6) % RH] and terminated seventy-five days after inoculation. Results indicated that the inversely proportional relationship between initial inoculum densities (Pi) of M. incognita / F. oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum and plant length, fresh and dry weights. Reduction in all growth parameters was observed significantly (P≤0.05) at minimum Pi (500 J2/pot of M. incognita and/or 0.5 ml of F. oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum spore suspension with 108 cfu/ml) of both the pathogens. Relationship between final nematode population / root-knot index and Pi was observed directly proportional. Simultaneous inoculation of both the pathogens increases the severity of disease followed by nematode and fungus alone.
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