Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

In vitro study of fungicides and biocontrol agents against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. pini causing root rot of Western Himalayan fir (Abies pindrow)

W. A. Dar1, M. A. Beig1, S. A. Ganie2*, J. A. Bhat3, Shabir-u-Rehman1 and S. M. Razvi2
1Division of Plant Pathology, S. K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar, 191 121, India. 2Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture K.D. Farm, Old Air field, P.O. Rangreth, Srinagar (J&K)-190007, India. 3Division of Plant Pathology, PAU Ludhiana Punjab, India.
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  •  Accepted: 26 July 2013
  •  Published: 11 August 2013


Nine fungicides namely: carbendazim, hexaconazole, thiophonate methyl, triadimefan, metalaxyl, mancozeb, captan, copper oxychloride and chlorothalonil and seven bioagents namely: Trichoderma harzianumTrichoderma viride,Gliocladium virens, Lacaria laccataBoletus edulis, Suillus placids and Russula lutea were evaluated in vitro by using dual culture and cultural filtrate techniques for their effect on the inhibition of mycelial growth and spore germination of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. pini. Among systemic fungicides maximum inhibition in mycelial growth and spore germination was observed in the carbendazim followed by other fungicides. While among non-systemic fungicides maximum mycelial growth inhibition and spore germination was observed in mancozeb followed by other fungicides. In dual culture maximum mycelial growth inhibition was recorded in T. harzianum followed by filtrates of bioagents.


Key words: Bioagents, cultural filtrate, dual culture, fungicides, Fusarium oxysporum.