Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by RJ Jhonson
Meloidogyne javanica, also known as the sugarcane eelworm, is one of several root-knot nematode species and is a pest to tomatoes, among other plants. In a study that was published in the journal Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, researchers evaluated the ability of pomegranate (Punica granatum L. var. Gabsi) peel extracts to control M. javanica in tomato plants.
The researchers concluded that the different extracts of pomegranate peel could successfully reduce the number of galls and egg masses, as well as the nematodes’ rate of reproduction.
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Regaieg H, Bouajila M, Hajji L, Larayadh A, Chiheni N, Guessmi-Mzoughi I, Horrigue-Raouani N. EVALUATION OF POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM L. VAR. GABSI) PEEL EXTRACT FOR CONTROL OF ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE MELOIDOGYNE JAVANICA ON TOMATO. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 03 November 2017;50(17-18):839–849. DOI: 10.1080/03235408.2017.1396721