HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 27 no. 2 (2002)

The Potential Role of Bananas in Spreading Rice Root-knot Nematode, Meloidogyne Graminicola

G. Reversat | I. Soriano

Discipline: Agriculture, Pest Management, Crop Science



The root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola, is one of the main pests of rice in the Philippines (Prot et al 1993) and other Asian countries (Bridge et al 1990). In the Philippines, this nematode can be found in irrigated as well as in upland rice. Its pathogenic effect, however, is more important on upland and rainfed rice than on irrigated rice (Prot and Matias 1995).