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Table 4 Effect of algal treatments of cucumber Hesham hybrid compared with control and Rugby nematicide on fruit characters, total soluble solids, and NPK 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
Fruit weight (g) Fruit (cm) T.S.S Fruit dry matter (%) Minerals Fruit weight (g) Fruit T.S.S Fruit dry matter (%) Minerals (%)
Length Diameter N P K Length Diameter N P K
Control 102.4 14.6 2.2 4.2 5.2 1.414 0.20 1.13 104.75 13.8 2.4 4.6 4.9 1.325 0.23 1.24
Rugby 10G 119.8 17.6 2.8 4.2 4.8 3.257 0.46 3.09 118.878 17.21 2.9 4.6 4.7 3.39 0.39 2.78
Spirulina spray 119.6 17.8 2.8 4.4 4.6 2.114 0.30 4.12 120.467 16.98 3 4.5 4.7 2.451 0.32 3.96
Spirulina drench 128.7 17.8 2.7 4.2 4.7 3.052 0.447 2.97 122.361 17.4 2.9 4.5 4.8 3.292 0.39 2.37
Amphora spray 123.2 17.5 3.1 4.2 4.5 3.283 0.335 3.62 131.294 17.5 3.2 4.5 4.7 3.415 0.36 3.54
Amphora drench 124.0 18.4 3.2 4.3 4.6 3.433 0.540 4.91 118.22 17.2 3.2 4.4 4.8 3.79 0.48 4.34
Spirulina spray + drench 128.7 17.8 3.1 4.3 4.4 2.534 0.415 3.63 115.756 18.1 2.8 4.6 4.9 3.14 0.45 3.48
Amphora spray + drench 123.0 18.8 3.2 4.6 4.2 4.216 0.542 3.51 122.295 17.8 2.9 4.6 4.8 4.156 0.56 4.68
LSD at t 0.05 7.400 1.32 0.4 NS NS 0.654 0.121 0.54 12.45 2.31 0.3 NS NS 0.461 0.10 0.514