OCCURRENCE OF CITRUS NEMATODE (TYLENCHUS SEMIPENETRANS) IN SARGODHA DISTRICT
Ijaz Parvez1, Tariq Mukhtar2 and Muhammad Fiaz2
1Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides, Department of Agriculture, Punjab, Sargodha. 2Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides, Department of Agriculture, Punjab, Multan.
Abstract: In a survey during the year 2002 on the occurrence of citrus nematode, Tylenchus semipenetrans (Cobb) 57 soil and root samples were collected from 36 localities of district Sargodha in Pakistan. The analysis revealed that 54.38% of the samples were infested with the nematode. Maximum infestation (61.11%) was recorded in Tehsil Bhalwal followed by Sillanwali, Sargodha, Shahpur and Sahiwal showing 57.14, 53.33, 50.00 and 44.44% infestation, respectively.
Keywords: Citrus, infestation, Pakistan, Sargodha, Tylenchus semipenetrans.