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Table 5 Mean numbers ± SE of the mite species, P. fimetorum and M. muscaedomesticae, when fed on root knot nematode, M. javanica juveniles, extracted from tomato soil under greenhouse conditions

From: Parasitus fimetorum and Macrocheles muscaedomesticae (Acarina:Parasitidae, Macrochelidae) as Natural Predators of the Root Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne javanica Treub

TreatmentsMean no. of mites ± SE/2 kg soil after two intervals
30 days60 days
M. + P. (5000:100)86.67 ± 0.88a89.00 ± 4.00a
M. + Mac. (5000:100)59.00 ± 1.16c62. 67 ± 6.49b
M. + P. + Mac. (5000:100:100)73.67 ± 4.98b
51.33 ± 4.63d
93.00 ± 2.52a
62.00 ± 4.36b
M. javanica00
P. fimetorum 10057.33 ± 1.76cd39.33 ± 0.88c
M. muscaedomesticae 10041.00 ± 3.22e32.00 ± 1.16d
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LSD 5%6.56.2
  1. Means in each column followed by the same letter(s) are not significantly different at 5% level