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Indian Journal of Nematology
Year : 2001, Volume : 31, Issue : 1
First page : ( 52) Last page : ( 57)
Print ISSN : 0303-6960.

Effect of neem products and dazomet for the management of Aphelenchoides composticola on white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) under semi-commercial conditions*

 Gitanjali, Nandal S.N.

Department of Nematology, CCS, HAU, Hisar, Haryana.

*Part of Ph.D. thesis submitted by senior author to the CCS. HAU, Hisar, Haryana.

Accepted:  April,  2001.

Abstract

Neem leaf, neem cake and dazomet treatment of compost beds effectively increased number of fruiting bodies as well as yield of Agaricus bisporus by reducing the population of Aphelenchoides composticola. Treatments at spawning showed better yield than given at the time of casing. Among treatments, neem cake at 20 g dose was most efficient, followed by neem leaf and dazomet. Neem cake at 20g and log and neem leaf at 16g dose showed manurial effect on A. bisporus in terms of yield potential, but Achook at higher doses proved fungitoxic as was evident from number of fruiting bodies and yield data.

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Key words

Aphelenchoides composticola, mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, spawning, casing, fruiting bodies.

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