Manage¬ment of Collar Rot of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) by biocontrol agents

Authors(1) :-Shaikh Ruhina Shaheen

Groundnut is an economic important edible oilseed crop. Groundnut suffers seed, soil and foliar diseases. Among the groundnut diseases, collar rot is one of the economic important disease. Collar rot damaged regularly due to its seeds and soil borne nature. Collar rot of groundnut is caused by Aspergillus niger Van Tieghem. It is a soil-borne pathogen, usually the occurrence of collar rot disease during the early stages of crop growth and results in high seedling mortality. Collar rot disease of groundnut is one of the most serious, destructive diseases in and yield losses range from 13 to 52% and can be as high as 93.6% in some areas. Seven isolates of Trichoderma spp. belonging to viz., viren, viride, harzianum species groups were screened for their modes of biocontrol ability against Aspergillus niger van Teighem the causal agents of collar rot of groundnut. It was observed that T. viride 60 inhibited maximum (86.2%) growth of test fungus, followed by T. harzianum 2A (80.4%). However, filed evaluation of these isolates should be under taken to evaluate their efficiency against the soil borne pathogen of groundnut.

Authors and Affiliations

Shaikh Ruhina Shaheen
Department of Botany, Nalanda Art's, Commerce and Science College, Satara (Khandoba), Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Aspergillus Niger, Trichoderma Spp., Groundnut, Collar Rot

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Published in : Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-01-20
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 173-176
Manuscript Number : IJSRST185135
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Shaikh Ruhina Shaheen, " Manage¬ment of Collar Rot of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) by biocontrol agents", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.173-176, January-February-2018.
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