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Effect of different levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, iron and zinc on the activity of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) on cucumber, cultivar Super Amelia, and the vegetative growth indices of the host plant, was investigated under greenhouse conditions. Combination of levels 0, 50, 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg of soil of nitrogen and 0, 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg of soil of phosphorous, from urea and triple superphosphate sources, respectively, also combination of 0, 2.5 and 5 mg/kg of soil of zinc and iron, from zinc sulfate and Fe-chelat sources, respectively were tested in 1.5 kg pots filled with field soil, in two independent experiments The experiments were done in randomized complete block designs, each with five replicates. Each pot was inoculated with five eggs or juvenile two/gram of soil, at six-leaf stage of plant. The results showed that application of 100 mg of nitrogen and 100 mg of phosphorus per kg of soil, also fivemg of zinc and 2.5 mg iron per kg of soil caused a significant increase in the plant shoot length, shoot fresh and dry weight. The number of eggs, egg masses and galls were also decreased.