INTERACTION OF MELOIDOGYNE JAVANICA AND FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. CICERIS ON SOME CHICKPEA CULTIVARS
AbstractInteraction of Meloidogyne javanica and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris was studied on chickpea cvs. Pusa-240, Pusa-209, Pusa-261 and Pusa-212. Plants of Pusa-240, Pusa-209 and Pusa-261 wilted when inoculated with the fungus alone. Synergistic interaction occurred between the pathogens on these cvs. both in concomitant and sequential inoculations. Wilt symptoms appeared and greater wilting occurred in the presence of M. javanica. Synergistic interaction in concomitant inoculations was greater than in sequential ones. Resistance of Pusa-212 recorded with the inoculation of the fungus alone was broken in presence of the nematode.