Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. 6

Effect of Soil Amendments on Wilt of Chickpea (Cicer areitinum L) caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri In vitro

Ashish Shrivastava

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Ganjbasoda - 464 221, India.

Received on 06 August 2014 and accepted on 14 September 2014



Studies were conducted to test the effect of oil cakes and organic manures on the growth of wilt pathogen under in vitro conditions. The extract of different oil cakes and organic manures were tested against F. oxysporum f. sp. ciceri by poisoned food techniques in vitro. Least growth of pathogen was recorded in extracts of neem cake showing excellent inhibitory effect of 70.87 percent reduction over control. Next best in order of mustard cake (65.36 %), linseed (62.99%), groundnut (53.36%) and least by other. Among the organic manures tested, vermi compost and FYM showed maximum growth inhibition of 35.95 and 30.62 percent over control, respectively.

Keywords : Chickpea, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri, Wilt, Soil born fungi, Oil cakes and Organic manures.