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Table 5 Effects of Bacillus spp. as a single treatment at doses of 20, 30, and 40 ml∕pot, on vegetative parameters of eggplants in pots (experiment II)

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. Root fresh weight (g)
Length (cm) Inc. % Weight (g) Inc. % Weight (g) Inc. % No. Inc. % No. Inc. %
Nematode only 23.25d 16.05d 2.55i 17.50 c 4.45 d
NGB Medium only 28.55cd 23 22.10cd 43 2.65i 4 21.40bc 20 4.53 d 2
Micronima® 38.25bc 65 26.33bc 64 3.38h 33 23.00bc 31 5.13 d 15
Bacillus sp. 20 ml 35.75bc 58 34.98ab 118 4.04g 58 28.75ab 64 8.95abcd 101
30 ml 39.00b 68 36.50a 127 4.83e 89 26.50ab 51 9.70abcd 119
40 ml 39.50b 70 36.90a 130 5.75d 126 27.50ab 57 11.30abc 154
B. subtilis 20 ml 35.50bc 53 33.55ab 109 4.43f 74 26.00ab 49 6.30bcd 42
30 ml 39.25b 69 37.13a 131 6.08c 138 27.50ab 57 7.73abcd 74
40 ml 43.25b 86 38.83a 142 8.52b 234 27.00ab 54 13.20a 197
B. pumilus 20 ml 40.50b 74 26.78bc 67 3.27h 28 26.00ab 49 6.13cd 38
30 ml 41.25b 77 26.80bc 67 8.44b 231 26.75ab 53 6.38bcd 43
40 ml 57.50a 147 38.65a 141 9.62a 277 31.50a 80 11.75ab 164
  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