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Table 3 Root rot incidence of eggplant in response to different soil treatments of Bacillus thuringiensis, NPK, Trichoderma harzianum, oxamyl and chicken manure under field conditions

From: Field control of Meloidogyne incognita and root rot disease infecting eggplant using nematicide, fertilizers, and microbial agents

Treatments

Disease infection

% Red.

Disease severity

% Red.

Total fungi counts

% Red.

Control

20.0 a

0.6 a

12.4 a

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

10.0 c

50.0

0.3 b

50.0

7.2 b

43.2

NPK

15.0 b

25.0

0.2 b

66.7

4.8 b

61.6

Trichoderma harzianum

5.0 d

75.0

0.08 c

86.7

0.9 c

92.4

Oxamyl

– e

100.0

– c

100.0

1.9 c

95.0

Chicken manure

– e

100.0

– c

100.0

2.4 b

80.8

Chicken manure + Bt

5.0 d

75.0

0.05 c

91.6

3.2 b

74.2

Chicken manure + NPK

10.0 c

50.0

0.1 c

83.3

1.2 c

90.0

Chicken manure + T. harzianum

– e

100.0

– c

100.0

0.7 c

92.0

Chicken manure + oxamyl

– e

100.0

– c

100.0

1.2 c

90.2

  1. Each value represents mean of five replicates. Means followed by the same letter(s) within a column is not significantly (P value 0.05) different according to Duncan’s multiple range test
  2. % Red. Reduction