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Table 9 Percentages of increase of vegetative parameters and yield of cowpea infected by root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, as affected by three fungal filtrates 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 % shoot parameter increases % root weight parameter increases % pod parameter increases % mean total percentages of plant growth and yield increases
Length Fresh weight Dry Weight Fresh Dry No. Weight
Beauveria bassiana S 17.3 49.0 65.7 90.0 50.0 33.3 31.0 48.0
S/2 17.1 41.8 62.9 42.0 44.4 33.3 7.0 34.5
S/4 9.6 29.8 42.9 36.0 33.3 00.0 3.0 22.1
Metarhiziam aniisopliae S 24.1 58.4 94.3 114.0 66.7 66.7 55.2 68.5
S/2 23.1 50.3 90.0 78.0 55.6 66.7 51.7 59.3
S/4 12.3 38.0 31.4 32.0 44.4 33.3 33.3 36.4
Paecilomyces lilacinus S 27.0 56.6 103.0 56.0 66.7 66.7 86.2 66.0
S/2 13.8 42.1 102.8 40.0 33.3 33.3 48.3 44.8
S/4 12.7 23.0 45.7 36.0 16.7 33.3 24.1 27.4
Untreated (control) 00.0 00.0 00.0 00.0 00.0 00.0 00.0 00.0