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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 40 issue 2 (june 2020) : 175-177

Management of Cucumber Mosaic Virus through Organic and Inorganic Extracts in Greenhouse

Muhammad Asif Shabbir, Muhammad Ahmad Zeshan, Yasir Iftikhar, Umair Anwar, Ashara Sajid, Faheema Bakhtawar, Rizwan Mahmood, Muhammad Usman Ghani
1Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan, 40100.
Cite article:- Shabbir Asif Muhammad, Zeshan Ahmad Muhammad, Iftikhar Yasir, Anwar Umair, Sajid Ashara, Bakhtawar Faheema, Mahmood Rizwan, Ghani Usman Muhammad (2020). Management of Cucumber Mosaic Virus through Organic and Inorganic Extracts in Greenhouse. Agricultural Science Digest. 40(2): 175-177. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-202.
Cucumber mosaic virus is one of the most devastating and widely distributed pathogen. This was successfully transmitted to indicator plants (chili, tomato and chenopodium) through sap inoculation. After infectivity assay, CMV was inoculated on cucumber plants grown in greenhouse. Management of CMV in cucumber was done with different botanicals (Neem, Eucalyptus) and plant defense activators (Urea, Salicylic acid and milk). These treatments were used 7-10 days after CMV inoculation. Botanicals were used @5m/L, urea @5g/L, salicylic acid @1.5mg/L and milk @1ml/9ml. Among the different treatments neem extract with 15.49% disease incidence was the best in reducing cucumber mosaic virus disease followed by eucalyptus (18.13%), urea (18.65%), salicylic acid (19.46%) and milk (28.12%) in that order. Therefore, neem extract treatment was found to be best for management of CMV.
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