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Management of pigeonpea cyst nematode

Pegion pea cyst nematode: Heterodera cajani Koshy

Damaging systems:

  • Infected plants all stunted or it will not show any visual symptoms on aerial part
  • After 40-45 days after infection when such infected or stunted plant uproot and we find white or creamy white cyst on root.


  • While sowing seeds are treated with 50g of neem seed powder per kg of seeds it s will reduce nematode population.
  • Application of carbofuran or phorate @ 1-2 kg a.i./ha may also reduce crop damage.

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