International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2018: 95.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 844-850

Gherkin Downy Mildew Disease and Its Response to Different Fungicides
Sanjay Bairagi1*, P.S. Nath2, M.K. Pandit3 and Arindam Das4
1College of Agriculture, Extended Campus of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Chhatna-722132, West Bengal, India
2Department of Plant Pathology
3Department of Vegetable Crops, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, West Bengal, India
4Division of Vegetable Crops, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru-560089, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Gherkin (Cucumis sativus var. anguria) is a vine type cucumber, which is a cucurbit. Gherkin differs from cucumber by its morphology. Downy Mildew is a devastating disease of gherkin, caused by the pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis and the pathogen primarily infects leaves, decreased in photosynthesis resulting both yield and quality of fruits reduced. The present investigation was done to control the downy mildew disease of gherkin and to check the loss of gherkin fruit yield and it was carried out with the F1 hybrid Ajax in plots of 5m x 4 m size accommodating forty plants/plot in Randomized Block Design with three replications with seven treatments during rabi season of 2018. The appearance of the first visible symptom of the disease of Gherkin was recorded at 37 Days after sowing (DAS). The fungicide Equation Pro 42 SC (262.50 g a.i./ha) showed significant minimum disease severity i.e.11.40% and maximum disease control i.e 82.41% over control, followed by T3 (210 g a.i./ha) where, disease severity is 14.25% and disease control  is 76.24%  over T9 (control plot). T4 and T3 are at par. The significant lowest disease incidence and highest control was recorded in T4 (Equation Pro 42 SC@262.5 g a.i/ha)and T3 (Equation Pro 42 SC @ 210.0 g a.i/ha) treated plots. After 70 days of sowing 13.33 percent disease incident was observed in T4 treated plants and it is same in T3.Curzate M8 72 and Ridomyl 72% also showed significant disease control percentage i.e 74.01% and 70.74%, respectively. Significant higher yield was found when Equation Pro 42 SC (262.50 g a.i. /ha) sprayed over crop and is at par with T3 treated plots. Equation Pro 42 SC showed no phytotoxic symptom sprayed to the gherkin crop up to 4 numbers of spraying at their different dosages. 

Keywords: Gherkin, Downy mildew, Fungicide, Control and Yield
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Sanjay Bairagi, P.S. Nath, M.K. Pandit and Arindam Das. 2019. Gherkin Downy Mildew Disease and Its Response to Different Fungicides.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 844-850. doi: