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Table 2 Effect of algal treatments of cucumber Hesham hybrid compared with control and Rugby nematicide on plant fresh and dry weight, dry matter percentage, chlorophyll SPAD index, number of days to flowering, and fruit set percentage under infested soil with root-knot nematodes in 2016 and 2017 seasons

From: Algal application as a biological control method of root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita on cucumber under protected culture conditions and its impact on yield and fruit quality

Treatments 2016 2017
Plant weight (g) Dry matter (%) SPAD index No. of days to flowering Fruit
set%
Plant weight (g) Dry matter (%) SPAD index No. of days to flowering Fruit
set%
Fresh Dry Before After Fresh dry Before After
Control 618 53.46 8.65 39.6 42.7 21 58 675 59.46 8.8 40.2 43.1 22 52
Rugby 10G 830 77.19 9.30 40.6 48.7 21 71 812 71.19 8.8 41.2 47.7 21 69
Spirulina spray 690 61.66 8.94 40.1 46.3 22 67 711 64.70 9.1 40.6 46.8 21 70
Spirulina drench 745 66.01 8.86 39.8 49.5 22 66 765 71.01 9.3 41.0 49.4 22 68
Amphora spray 722 66.65 9.22 40.4 49.8 21 69 734 71.19 9.7 40.7 48.7 21 71
Amphora drench 822 74.88 9.11 39.8 50.8 20 72 824 83.6 10.1 40.8 49.3 21 69
Spirulina spray + drench 802 75.23 9.38 39.9 49.7 21 69 789 70.23 8.9 41.5 48.2 22 68
Amphora spray + drench 845 81.79 9.70 40.4 53.4 21 75 839 80.4 9.5 40.9 51.7 21 72
LSD at t 0.05 42.0 7.30 0.36 NS 3.60 NS 3.4 33.2 8.50 0.48 NS 2.3 NS 2.2