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 AS  Vol.9 No.5 , May 2018
Effect of Chemical Seed Treatment and BAU-Biofungicide on Alternaria Blight (Alternaria brassicae) of Mustard
Abstract: The efficacy of three seed treating chemicals viz. Provax 200 WP, Brine solution, Rovral 50 WP and one Biofungicide viz. BAU-Biofungicide were evaluated against Alternaria blight of mustard caused by Alternaria brassicae and Alternaria brassicicola. Three varieties viz. var. BARI-6, Tori-7 and SAU-Shorisha-1 were used in this study. The field experiment was conducted in the farm of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka and laboratory experiment was conducted in the seed health Laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207 during the period from November 2008 to July 2009. Among the seed treating chemicals, Rovral 50WP showed the best performance in reducing disease incidence and severity as well as increasing seed yield. Application of Rovral 50 WP gave the best result in increasing the number of pod per plant, pod length (cm), number of branch per plant, 100 siliqua weight (g) and 1000 seed weight (g). BAU-Biofungicide also showed promising performance in controlling Alternaria blight of mustard and reduced 36% and 53% disease incidence and disease severity respectively over untreated control. BAU-Biofungicide may be recommended as an alternative means of chemical fungicide such as Rovral 50 WP for controlling Alternaria blight of mustard.
Cite this paper: Ahmed, M. , Tonu, N. , Hornaday, K. , Aminuzzaman, F. , Chowdhury, M. and Islam, M. (2018) Effect of Chemical Seed Treatment and BAU-Biofungicide on Alternaria Blight (Alternaria brassicae) of Mustard. Agricultural Sciences, 9, 566-576. doi: 10.4236/as.2018.95039.
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