Sami Ullah, Tabassum Ara Khanum


Agriculture is the most important sector of Pakistan. Effective improvement in agricultural productivity depends on appropriate crop protection from pests and diseases. Among these, the nematode problem in agricultural productivity is of significant importance. Plant-parasitic nematodes are one of the limiting factors in agricultural production. The economic importance of nematodes is well recognized all over the world as most agricultural crops are damaged by their continuous feeding on roots, buds, stems, crowns, leaves, and even seeds, resulting in low yield and poor quality fruits. The present study was conducted in 12 localities of district Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A total of 200 samples of soil and roots of different crops and vegetables, grown in adjoining areas were collected and 22 nematode species were identified belonging to 5 orders, 11 families, and 12 genera, in which 18% were soil nematodes whereas 81% were plant-parasitic nematodes.


Plant parasitic nematodes; Bajaur KPK; occurrence

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33804/pp.006.01.4115


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