Biological Control of Fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. lycopercici on Tomato with Fungal Antagonists


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  • University of Kashmir, Section of Plant Pathology and Mycology, P. G. Department of Botany, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190006, India

Abstract

Vegetables are important sources of minerals and vitamins. They are attacked by several fungal pathogens and these fungi cause severe losses to these vegetables. Therefore, a study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of biocontrol agents such as Trichoderma viride, T. harzianum, Glomus mossae and G. fasciculatium for the control of wilt disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopercici on tomato. There was a significant reduction in wilt severity and improvement in the plant growth parameters and chlorophyll content as a result of application of different doses of biocontrol agents. The growth characteristics also increased with the increase in the dose of biocontrol agents. Highest growth and chlorophyll content was found at higher doses per pot followed by lower doses of treatments as compared to untreated control which showed lowest plant growth.

Keywords

Biocontrol Agents, Chlorophyll, Fusarium oxysporum, Plant Growth and Tomato.

Subject Discipline

Agriculture Sciences

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