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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1527-1533

Impact of Weather Parameters and Nutrition of Banana Plant on the Occurrence of Sigatoka Leaf Spot Disease in Biswanath District of Assam
Jaiz Isfaqure Rahman*, D. N. Hazarika and M. K. Kalita
Department of Horticulture, B.N.College of Agriculture, AAU,Biswanath Chariali, Assam, India
*Corresponding author

Banana (Musa spp.) is one of the most important commercial fruit crops especially in the tropics. Of the many diseases occurring on banana, sigatoka leaf spot disease incited by Mycosphaerella musicola Leach, is considered as serious threat to world banana production. Given the importance of yellow Sigatoka in banana plantations and lack of information on its epidemiology, the present study was conducted to assess the incidence of Sigatoka leaf spot in banana plants cultivated through organics manures and inorganic fertilizer. Infection index was calculated on the basis of the scores for each plant at monthly interval. The field experiment was carried out in the Instructional cum Research Farm, Department of Horticulture, B.N. College of Agriculture, AAU, Biswanath Chariali comprising of five treatments viz. T1: FYM + Microbial Consortia, T2: Enriched Compost, T3: Vermicompost, T4: Microbial Consortia, T0: Recommended dose of fertilizer (Manure + NPK). The study revealed that incidence of Sigatoka leaf spot was high in the banana plants grown in the organic plot as compared to the plants in the inorganic plot with recommended dose of fertilizer. The incidence of Sigatoka leaf spot was observed to be highest in the month of July in and the lowest in the month of January.

Keywords: Banana, Sigatoka disease, Weather parameters, Organic, Inorganic

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Jaiz Isfaqure Rahman, D. N. Hazarika and Kalita, M. K. 2021. Impact of Weather Parameters and Nutrition of Banana Plant on the Occurrence of Sigatoka Leaf Spot Disease in Biswanath District of AssamInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1527-1533. doi:
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