Influence of Host Resistance and Grafting on the Incidence of Bacterial Wilt of Eggplant
UPLB; PhilRice; LSU; Ohio State University
N.L. Opina-IPB, UPLB; R. T. Alberto, S.E. Santiago-PhilRice; R.M. Gapasin-LSU; S. Miller-Ohio State University
One of the problems in the management of the bacterial wilt disease of eggplant is the lack of basic information on the diverse nature of the bacterium. There is also limited source of resistance against the disease. This project focused on identify eggplant cultivars with resistance to R. solancearum strains and root-knot nematodes.
1. To continue identify eggplant cultivars with resistance to R. solanacearum strains and root-knot nematodes 2. To determine the most compatible root-stock and scion combinations in managing bacterial wilt 3. To evaluate the effectiveness of grafting in reducing bacterial wilt in Pangasinan.
This study will help identify eggplant varieties that are resistant to bacterial wilt and root-knot nematode that could be used by farmers to reduce incidence of the two diseases.