Screening of pea germplasm against root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) under field condition

Muhammad Anwar-ul-haq, Muhammad Shahid, Kamra Mahmood, Sundas Hanif, Shaher Bano


Vegetables play an important role in human nutrition and health by providing minerals, micronutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Pea is one of the most important cool season vegetable crops grown throughout the world. Therefore, this study was planned to screen out of pea germplasm against root knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita under field conditions. Seventeen varieties/lines of pea (Linapak, Sarsabz, PF-400, 9374, 2100-40, PF-09, 267, 9800-5, PTL1, PTL3, PTL6, PTL7, Climax, Samrina Zard, FS-2187, 1500-8 and Meteor) were sown in sick field at Plant Pathology Research Area. Experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design in two blocks with ten replications. After 10-week pea plants were harvested and data were recorded on the basis of plant growth parameters and nematodes reproduction. Out of seventeen none of the variety/line was found immune against root knot nematode. Two (Linapak and Sarsabz) varieties were found resistant while three V/L (PF-400, 9374 and 2100-40) were found moderate resistant, nine V/L (PF-09, 267, 9800-5, PTL1, PTL3, PTL6, PTL7, Climax and Samrina Zard) were found moderate susceptible and two V/L (FS-2187 and 1500-8) were found susceptible. Meteor was found highly susceptible reaction to nematode.


Pea; root knot nematode; Meloidogyne; in-vivo; RKN

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