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Cultural control of root knot nematode in groundnut

Cultural Control of root knot nematode

  • Deep summer ploughing 
  • Crop rotations with non-host crop
  • Use of resistant varieties 
  • Soil solarization using clear thins polythene cover for 3-6 weeks in summer has been also found very effective. 
  • Plough the main field twice in summer reduces nematode population and crop damage.
  • If injury is high, soil fumigation may be needed.
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