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Occurrence of Fusarium wilt and nematodes on red calyx roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) in Northern Nigeria
 
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Department of Crop Protection, Faculty and Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, P.M.B. 1044 Zaria, Nigeria
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Ogechi N. Agbenin
Department of Crop Protection, Faculty and Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, P.M.B. 1044 Zaria, Nigeria
 
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2006;46(2):117–121
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This paper presents a preliminary report of Fusarium wilt of Roselle in the Nigerian savanna. Soil and plant samples were collected from eight experimental plots where plants showed Roselle wilt symptoms. Samples were analyzed for the presence of nematodes and wilt pathogens. The wilt causative organism Fusarium oxysporum was isolated together with nematodes of different genera. However, nematodes of the genus Helicotylenchus, Scutellonema and Hoplolaimus appeared to occur in higher densities than the others.
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