AHMED A. AL-HAMMOURI1; JWAN IBBINI1; EMAD BSOUL2; SOUM SANOGO3
1 The Hashemite University, Department of Land Management and Environment, Faculty of Natural Resources & Environment, P.O. Box 330127, Zarqa 13133, Jordan
2 The Hashemite University, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, P.O. Box 330127, Zarqa 13133, Jordan
3 New Mexico State University, Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science, Las Cruces, NM 88003 USA
Al-Hammouri, A. A., J. Ibbini, E. Bsoul and S. Sanogo, 2017. Effect of salinity on recovery of Rhizoctonia solani from infected tomato (Solanum lycopersicon Mill). Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 23 (5): 757–761
The effect of salinity levels in irrigation water on recovery of Rhizoctonia solani from tap roots of tomato plants was investigated in two experiments conducted under greenhouse conditions. Potted soil was infested with R. solani and subjected to four salinity levels of 0 (control), 3, 8, and 10-mS cm-1. Recovery of R. solani from segments of tomato tap roots was evaluated. Dry weight of above ground plant parts, fruit number, plant height, and several plant physiological parameters were measured. Response of R. solani to salinity was variable. However, little or no significant differences were found among treatments with respect to all the variables measured.