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Table 6 Effects of Bacillus spp. as single treatment at different application times at dose 20 ml∕pot on vegetative parameters of eggplants in pots (experiment III)

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) No. leaves Root fresh weight (g)
Length (cm) Inc. % Weight (g) No. Weight (g) Weight (g) Weight
(g)
Inc.
%
No. Inc. %
Nematode only 23.55f 16.03d 17.25b 4.50c 4.50c 4.50c 17.25b
NGB medium only 28.53ef 21 21.98cd 21.35ab 4.53c 4.53c 4.53c 1 21.35ab 24
Nematode + Micronima® 37.75bcde 60 26.30bc 23.50ab 5.15c 5.15c 5.15c 14 23.50ab 36
Bacillus sp. one time 34.75de 48 28.75a 4.68c 4.68c 59 4.68c 4 28.75a 67
two times 42.50abcd 81 28.00a 4.90c 4.90c 80 4.90c 9 28.00a 62
three times 44.75abc 90 28.75a 9.75a 9.75a 107 9.75a 117 28.75a 67
B. subtilis one time 35.50cde 51 22.25ab 4.50c 4.50c 73 4.50c 1 22.25ab 29
two times 49.00a 108 25.25ab 6.10bc 6.10bc 120 6.10bc 36 25.25ab 50
three times 50.75a 116 28.75a 7.73ab 7.73ab 138 7.73ab 72 28.75a 67
B. pumilus one time 40.75abcd 73 25.50ab 4.68c 4.68c 29 4.68c 4 25.50ab 45
two times 46.25ab 96 29.75a 6.35bc 6.35bc 179 6.35bc 41 29.75a 73
three times 50.25a 113 29.75a 8.40a 8.40a 192 8.40a 87 29.75a 73
  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