Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Nematol. 1972 Oct;4(4):291-5.

Effects of Soil pH on Reproduction of Pratylenchus penetrans and Forage Yield of Alfalfa.

Abstract

'Vernal' alfalfa was grown for 30 weeks in nematode-free soil and in soil infested with Pratylenchus penetrans. Charlottetown fine sandy loam soil was used at its pH of 4.4 and at adjusted reactions of 5.2, 6.4 and 7.3. Nematode reproduction was significantly greater at pit 5.2 and 6.4 and was not related to alfalfa root production over the full pH range studied. A significant nematode infestation X soil pit interaction on forage yield was recorded. Nematode infestation significantly decreased forage yields at ptt 5.2 and 6.4 but not at pH 4.4 and 7.3.

KEYWORDS:

Medicago sativa; interaction; root lesion nematode; soil reaction

PMID:
19319283
PMCID:
PMC2619956
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center