Biological control of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Pigeonpea

Singh, R. and Singh, B.K. and Upadhyay, R.S. and Rai, B. and Lee, Y.S. (2002) Biological control of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Pigeonpea. Plant Pathology Journal, 18 (5). pp. 279-283.

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Biological control of Fusarium udum causing wilt disease of pigeonpea was studied in vitro, as well as, in vivo. Aspergilluspavus, Anergillus niger, Bacilius licheniformis (strain-2042), Gliocladium virens, Peniciliium citrimum, and Trichoderma harzianum, which were found to be the most potent ones in inhibiting the radial colony growth of the test pathogen, were used as biological control by amending their inocula at diffeyent concentrations in pots and in pathogen-infested soil in the fields. Maximum reduction of the wilt disease was observed with G. vireos both in pots and in the fields. The population of E. udum was found to be markedly reduced when the antagonists were applied in the soil. The study establishes that G. virens can be exploited for the biological control of wilt disease at field level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antagonists ; biocontrol ; pigeonpea ; wilt disease
Author Affiliation: Banaras Hindu Unversity, Varanasi, India
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 10:06
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 10:06

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