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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (1544) Last page : (1549)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6065

Influence of Plant Oils and Bio-Fungicides on Seed mycoflora of Chilli (Colletotrichum capsici)

Priya Reddy*, Y. N., Jakhar, S. S. and Dahiya, O. S.
Department of Seed Science and Technology,
College of Agriculture, CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, Haryana
*Corresponding Author E-mail: ynpriyareddy@gmail
Received: 27.11.2017  |  Revised: 26.12.2017   |  Accepted: 29.12.2017  


Production of chilli is constrained by several diseases, of which fungal diseases are more prominent and cause seedling rot and fruit rot. Use of chemical fungicides is a common practice in managing the fungal diseases. However, indiscriminate use in a long run leads to residual toxicity, induced resistance in pathogens and environmental pollution. Therefore, identification of eco-friendly measures would be highly useful to control the seed borne mycoflora. Hence, two experiments were conducted to identify the plant oils and bio-fungicides in comparison with chemical fungicide, the carbendazim. The seed mycoflora incidence was minimum with neem oil (5 ml kg-1 seed) and it decreased the mycoflora incidence by 70 per cent compared to the untreated seed. Seed dressing with Trichoderma viride (10 g kg-1 seed) or Trichoderma viride (5 g kg-1 seed) + Pseudomonas fluorescens (5 g kg-1 seed) decreased the mycoflora incidence by 81.8 per cent compared to untreated seed. Both these seed treatments are comparable to or better than carbendazim (0.2 %) treatment. Hence, neem oil or Trichoderma viride can be effectively used to control seed mycoflora in place of carbendazim.

Key words: Mycoflora, Carbendazim, Trichoderma viride, Fungal diseases

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Cite this article: Priyareddy, Y.N., Jakhar, S.S. and Dahiya, O.S., Influence of Plant Oils and Bio-fungicides on Seed mycoflora of Chilli (Colletotrichum capsici), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 1544-1549 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6065