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Table 6 Number of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita infecting cowpea, number of galls and number of nodules as affected by three spore concentrations from Beauveria bassiana, Metarhiziam aniisopliae, and Paecilomyces lilacinus

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 Dilution Mean no. of reproductive parameters of nematode Mean No. of galls/root system Mean no. of nodules/root system
J2s in soil/pot J2s in roots/root system Egg masses/root system
Beauveria bassiana 1 × 108 1000 g 98cde 12bc 22bc 35de
1 × 107 2500d 113bc 15b 24b 33de
1 × 106 4050b 120b 16b 27b 32de
Metarhiziam aniisopliae 1 × 108 800 h 55 g 10 cd 17 cd 50a
1 × 107 2200e 75f 13bc 18 cd 46ab
1 × 106 3500c 75f 15b 25b 34de
Paecilomyces lilacinus 1 × 108 500i 83ef 6d 11e 44abc
1 × 107 600i 90def 7d 15de 39bcd
1 × 106 1750f 105bcd 12bc 22bc 35de
Untreated (control) 11000a 350a 38a 66a 29e
  1. Means followed by different letter(s) are significantly different at P ≤ 0.05