A report of Meloidogyne javanica on black pepper (Piper nigrum) in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam.
Root and rhizospheric soil of diseased black pepper plants from Binh Phuoc Province were collected. Based on morphological characteristics and molecular markers, the presence of Meloidogyne javanica was confirmed. In greenhouse conditions, nematode completed the life cycle in 35 days after inoculation on black pepper (Piper nigrum) cv. Vinh Linh. To our knowledge, this is the first report of M. javanica on black pepper in Vietnam.