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Table 10 Effect of three spore concentrations from Beauveria bassiana, Metarhiziam aniisopliae, and Paecilomyces lilacinus on vegetative parameters and yield of cowpea infected by root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita

From: Evaluation of the fungal activity of Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae and Paecilomyces lilacinus as biocontrol agents against root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita on cowpea

Treatments Concentration Shoot parameters Root parameters Pod parameters
No. Weight (g)
Length (cm) Fresh weight (g) Dry weight (g) Fresh weight (g) Dry weight (g)
Beauveria bassiana 1 × 108 59.0b 63.8b 11.9c 8.9b 3.2a 5a 4.9a
1 × 107 48.0f 44.7e 9.7f 8.6b 2.7bc 4ab 3.8c
1 × 106 47.7f 42.8f 7.9h 6.9ef 2.5cd 3b 3.1de
Metarhiziam aniisopliae 1 × 108 55.3c 64.8b 13.1b 10.8a 2.9b 4ab 4.5b
1 × 107 52.8d 56.9c 11.1d 7.9c 2.6c 3b 3.8c
1 × 106 50.1e 50.5d 10.1e 7.3d 2.5cd 3b 3.3d
Paecilomyces lilacinus 1 × 108 62.0a 79.6a 17.1a 7.2de 2.5cd 5a 4.5b
1 × 107 54.5c 50.9d 10.1e 6.8f 2.4 cd 4ab 3.9c
1 × 106 50.3e 50.0d 8.5g 5.8g 2.2d 3b 3.1de
Untreated (control) 46.3f 39.2 g 7.0i 5.0h 1.8e 3b 2.9e
  1. Means followed by different letter(s) are significantly different at P ≤ 0.05