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Table 5 Effect of algal treatments of cucumber Hesham hybrid compared with control and Rugby nematicide on the galls, egg masses, eggs, rate of buildup, and number of larvae in 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
No. of larvae in 100 g Soil No. of galls/root system No. of egg mass/root system No. of egg/egg mass No. eggs/root system Reproduction factor (RF) No. of larvae in 100 g Soil No. of galls/root system No. of egg mass/root system No. of eggs/egg mass No. of eggs/egg system Reproduction factor (RF)
Control 14,622 409 112 39 4368 1.035 14,516 345 198 40 7920 1.05
Rugby 10G 3890 48 21 6 126 0.275 4294 55 26 7 182 0.31
Spirulina spray 13,751 301 98 32 3136 0.97 13,909 291 105 37 3885 1.01
Spirulina drench 7396 128 62 28 1736 0.52 8277 150 72 27 1944 0.60
Amphora spray 13,800 254 87 26 2262 0.98 13,472 277 98 33 3234 0.98
Amphora drench 5373 149 53 22 1166 0.38 7178 112 43 19 988 0.52
Spirulina spray + drench 8400 126 56 19 1064 0.59 8184 132 52 30 1290 0.59
Amphora spray + drench 5940 77 33 9 297 0.42 6127 98 29 8 232 0.45
LSD at t 0.05 1682 33 20 5 78 0.14 1509.6 26 17 4 89 0.15