EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/17

Seed treatments of rice against Aphelenchoides besseyi

In India, experiments were carried out to determine a seed treatment for rice seed to eliminate Aphelenchoides besseyi (EPPO A2 organism) without affecting the viability of the seed.

Two treatments induced a 100% mortality of the white-tip nematode:

  1. seeds were soaked in a 0.2% solution of mancozeb and monocrotophos and subsequently subjected to a vacuum fumigation (methyl-bromide ca 32 gm-3) for 2 h at 30° C

  1. same soaking procedure as in 1. but the vacuum fumigation was substituted by an atmospheric fumigation (aluminium phosphide ca 9,3 gm-3).


Prasad, J.S.; Varaprasad, K.S. (1992) Elimination of white-tip nematode, Aphelenchoides besseyi, from rice seed.
Fundamental and Applied Nematology 15, 305-308.