Effect of fungicidal seed and foliar application on seedborne fungi of sorghum

Sultana, N. and Khan, S.A.J. and Khanzada, A.J. and Aslam, M. (1990) Effect of fungicidal seed and foliar application on seedborne fungi of sorghum. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 11 (3). pp. 178-182.

[img] PDF
Restricted to ICRISAT researchers only


The effect of fungicides viz., triadimenol benomyl, captan and metalaxyl on seedborne fungi of sorghum was determined. Seed treatment with benomyl completely eradicated Fusarium, Curvularia and Drechslera species from seeds while triadimenol, captan and metalaxyl reduced infection to 0.1-3.0%. Fungicidal spray of benomyl, triadimenol, captan and metalaxyl from boot leaf stage to maturity of crop reduced fungal incidence to 0.5-4.0%. Alternaria alternata was not controlled by any of the fungicides tested. Besides reducing fungal infection, fungicides application increased germination and 1000-grain weight. Of the four fungicides used benomyl proved the best for controlling seed mycoflora of sorghum

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: PARC-Crop Diseases Research Institute, Karachi University Campus, Karachi, Pakistan
Subjects: Plant Protection > Pesticides
Plant Protection > Pests
Crop Improvement > Seed Technology
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 20:37
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2011 20:37
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/1230

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item