MYCOFLORA ASSOCIATED WITH INUNDATED BENGAL GRAM PLANTS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT

Article Id: ARCC2045 | Page : 153-154
Citation :- MYCOFLORA ASSOCIATED WITH INUNDATED BENGAL GRAM PLANTS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT.Legume Research-An International Journal.2009.(32):153-154
S.L. Bhattiprolu, G. Bindu Madhavi, A. Subbarami Reddy, G.R. Bhattiprolu and T. Yellamanda Reddy
Address : Regional Agricultural Research Station, Lam, Guntur – 522 034, India.

Abstract

Bengal gram pods soaked in rain water revealed the presence of fungal species viz., Alternaria,
Rhizoctonia, Ascochyta, Helminthosporium and Aspergillus. Among these Alternaria was predominant
(57.4%) followed by Aspergillus (23.3%), Rhizoctonia (10.7%), Helminthosporium (7.5%) and
Ascochyta (1.1%). Seeds looked apparently healthy, but they were found small and slightly wrinkled.
Alternaria alternata and Ascochyta rabiei, besides Aspergillus flavus were isolated from young seedlings
of untreated seeds. Seed treatment with carbendazim or benomyl @ 0.1% was effective to eradicate
the seed borne infection of Ascochyta rabiei and Alternaria alternata and improved the germination
in Apparently Healthy (AH) and Apparently Diseased (AD) seeds. Hence drying followed by treatment
with 0.1% benomyl or carbendazim of seed from inundated bengal gram plants was recommended to
the farmers.

Keywords

Mycoflora Bangal gram Management.

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