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The efficacy of locally available organic amendments such as neem cake, castor cake, pungam cake and vermicompost @ 400 and 500 kg/ha were evaluated against Meloidogyne incognita in medicinal Thymus vulgaris under glasshouse and field conditions. Results revealed that all the organic amendments were found to reduce M. incognita population and increase yield of test plant. Further, among all organic amendments, neem cake was found significantly superior in reducing the nematode population and increasing growth and yield of medicinal Thymus than pungam cake, vermicompost and caster cake. Neem cake application reduced M. incognita population 28.6 – 31.2 % in soil and neem cake amended Thymus plants recorded the gall index by 3.3 – 4.0. It increased the yield by 39.8 – 42.4 % under glasshouse condition and 9.0 % under field conditions.