The host reaction of custard apple (Annona squamosa) to three species of nematodes was studied. The plants were inoculated with 10,000 specimens per plant of Radopholus similis, Rotylenchulus reniformis or Meloidogyne exigua. Nematode population and plant growth parameters were evaluated three months later. The results showed that custard apple was resistent to Rotylenchulus reniformis and Meloidogyne exigua but intolerant to Radopholus similis.
Annona squamosa; Meloidogyne exigua; Rotylenchulus reniformis; Radopholus similis