Nematicidal Efficiency of 10 % Emulsifiable Concentrate Formulation of Propolis on Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne Spp.
Propolis is a red or brown resinous substance collected by honeybees from tree buds with a broad spectrum of biological properties. It was formulated as an emulsifiable concentrate (EC); the new formulation was subjected to all tests specified by pesticides specialized organizations like WHO and FAO. It passed successfully all tests and evaluated biologically against second stage larvae of Root-Knot nematode Meloidogyne Spp. under greenhouse conditions. The new formula inhibited markedly the ability of the 2nd stage larvae of Root-Knot nematode Meloidogyne Spp. to penetrate eggplant roots in addition to the marked decrease in the number of galls obtained from the calculations of root gall index (RGI). The obtained results showed that it could be possible to use propolis emulsifiable concentrate formulation in the field of nematode control after carrying out the complementary experiments in the future.
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