EFFECT OF JATROPHA CURCAS ON ROOT-GALL NEMATODE DISEASE AND THE CONSEQUENT PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF OKRA: ABELMONCHUS ESCULENTUS (L.) Moench

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C M. AGU
A.C. NWOGBAGA
C.G. UWANDU
C.A. PETER ONOH
C.O. MBUKA
F.O. OJIAKO
N.K. NDULUE
V.I. OGWUDIRE

Abstract

Root-gall nematode disease of okra as affected by Jatropha curcas and the consequent pod proximate composition were studied. This was on sandy loam soil endemic in Meloidogyne incognita. A 2x4 factorial experiment in randomized complete block design with four replications was used. Ground J. curcas seeds and leaves were separately applied at 0,20, 40 and 60g/plant. Results showed that okra root-galls decreased as application rate of J. curcas increased. Percentage carbohydrate, protein, fibre and moisture contents however correlated negatively with root-gall responses. The reverse was however true for crude fat content.

Keywords:
Jatropha curcas,, nematode, okra, proximate composition and root-gall

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AGU, C. M., NWOGBAGA, A., UWANDU, C., ONOH, C., MBUKA, C., OJIAKO, F., NDULUE, N., & OGWUDIRE, V. (2013). EFFECT OF JATROPHA CURCAS ON ROOT-GALL NEMATODE DISEASE AND THE CONSEQUENT PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF OKRA: ABELMONCHUS ESCULENTUS (L.) Moench. BIONATURE, 33(2), 59-62. Retrieved from http://globalpresshub.com/index.php/BN/article/view/562
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