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EFFECT OF BIO AGENTS ON GROWTH AND ROOT ROT OF LENTIL

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2014.00693.6    | Article Id: LR-206 | Page : 665-669
Citation :- EFFECT OF BIO AGENTS ON GROWTH AND ROOT ROT OF LENTIL .Legume Research.2014.(37):665-669
M. A. Kashem, F. Islam1, S. Sarker1, A. B. Puteh2 and M. M. A. Mondal* mmamondal@gmail.com
Address : Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, BAU Campus, Mymensing-2202, Bangladesh

Abstract

Laboratory and pot experiment was conducted to control root rot caused by Fusarium solani and Sclerotium rolfsii, a devastating and wide spread disease in the world. Ten bio-agents including control were tested in these experiments. Macerated extract of Fusarium solani +Trichoderma harzianum showed the best result in controlling root rot of lentil with the highest seed germination (100%), radical length (1.56 cm), seedling emergence (95.73%), root length (8.16 cm), shoot length (17.75 cm), number of branches/5 plants (15.56). The lowest root rot (25.93%) was also observed in the treatment of Fusarium solani +Trichoderma harzianum. The other four treatments, macerated extract of Sclerotium rolfsii , Fusarium solani, Trichoderma harzianum, Sclerotium rolfsii +Trichoderma harzianum showed better results over control in terms of all plant parameters. Leaves of Jarul, Mehegoni  and Acacia showed poor performance compared to control in almost all parameters.

Keywords

Bio-agents Growth Lentil Root rot.

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