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Table 4 Effects of Bacillus spp., single or in combination treatments at dose of 20 ml ∕ pot, on vegetative parameters of eggplants in pots (Experiment, I)

From: Application of Bacillus species for controlling root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita in eggplant

Bacillus spp. Vegetative parameters
Shoot length (cm) Shoot fresh weight (g) Shoot dry weight (g) Leaf no. Fresh root weight (g)
Length (cm) Inc. % Weight (g) Inc. % Weight (g) Inc. % NO. Inc. % Weight (g) Inc. %
Nematode only 22.75d* 15.95d 2.55c 16.75b 4.28b
NGB medium only 28.25cd 24 21.90cd 37 2.63f 3 21.25b 27 4.35b 2
Micronima® 37.75bc 114 26.13bc 64 3.36e 32 23.50ab 40 5.08b 19
Bacillus sp. 36.25bcd 59 34.95b 119 4.04d 58 28.25ab 69 7.68ab 79
B. subtilis 35.00bcd 54 33.45b 110 6.06c 138 29.75ab 78 7.68ab 79
B. pumilus 40.00bc 76 26.70bc 67 3.26e 28 29.50ab 76 6.30b 47
Bacillus sp. + B. subtilis 59.00a 159 58.60a 267 9.39a 268 37.00a 121 13.13a 207
Bacillus sp. + B. pumilus 50.00ab 120 27.98bc 75 6.30b 147 27.75ab 66 9.23ab 116
B. subtilis + B. pumilus 43.25b 90 28.28bc 77 6.34b 149 27.50ab 64 6.10b 43
Bacillus sp. + B. subtilis + B. pumilus 48.75ab 114 29.38bc 84 6.33b 148 23.50ab 40 9.10ab 113
  1. Means followed by different superscript letters are significantly different according to Duncan’s multiple range test at P ≤ 0.05
  2. Inc. increase
  3. *Means are averages of four replicates