Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 4

Efficacy of Seed Dressing Fungicides and Bioagents on Seed Health and Yield of Groundnut in vivo

Kotgire Ganesh Sopanrao, B.P. Mehta and Santosh Suradkar

Department of Plant Pathology, N. M. College Agriculture, NAU, Navsari, India.

Received on 10 May 2015 and accepted on 20 July 2015

 

ABSTRACT

Seed infecting fungi are important constraints for the groundnut crop prior harvesting to storage. Many improved varieties have been developed in several countries in recent years, many of them were found susceptible to diseases due to narrow genetic makeup. Many fungal pathogens attack on the seeds and hamper seed health. Seed treatment with different fungicides and bio-agents is only one superior option for farmer?s point of view on the basis of prevention is better than cure. All the fungicides and bio agents were superior over control under field condition. Significantly highest seed germination, survival per cent and 1000 seed weight was observed in the treatment of Sixer 75 WP (2g/kg seed) i.e. 89.33, 87.33 per cent and 524.96g respectively while highest yield was observed in the treatment Trichoderma viride (1410.33kg/ha).

Keywords : Fungicides, Bioagents, Groundnut, treatment.