Rotational Management of Meloidogyne Javanica in a Small Scale Greenhouse Trial in Crete, Greece


  • E. A. Tzortzakakis
  • M. S. Phillips
  • D. L. Trudgill


crop rotation, fenamiphos, nematicide, pepper, resistance., root-knot nematodes, tomato.


Tzortzakakis, E. A., M. S. Phillips, and D. L. Trudgill. 2000. Rotational management of Meloidogyne javanica in a small scale greenhouse trial in Crete, Greece. Nematropica 30:167-175. The crop yields, root galling indices, and population densities of tomato avirulent and virulent root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica were compared in a greenhouse experiment with two croppingcycles. In the first crop, the avirulent and virulent populations were better controlled by use of resistant (Migene) tomato and pepper than by application of fenamiphos with susceptible tomato. Susceptible tomato was grown as the second crop in all plots and was treated with fenamiphos, except where it followed the resistant tomato or pepper. At the end of the second crop, fruit yields, levels of root galling and population densities of nematodes were similar for all treatments. The effect of rotational management on M. javanica for one cropping cycle seems to be equal to that of nematicide applications on a s