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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 651-655
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.079


Use of Biocontrol Agents: A Potential Alternative to Fungicides for Fusarium Wilt Management of Banana
Pushpavathi* and S.N. Dash
College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Banana is the staple food for millions of people in the developing countries of tropics. Among the production constraints, Fusarium wilt caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp cubense (Foc) is the most devastating disease affecting commercial and subsistence of banana production throughout the banana producing areas of the world. Biological control of Fusarium wilt disease has become an increasingly popular disease management consideration because of its environmental friendly nature which offers a potential alternative to the use of fungicides. The experiment was conducted at the Horticultural Research Station, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology during 2013-14 to study the efficacy of biocontrol agents and fungicides in fusarium wilt management. Sucker treatment before planting and soil drenching twice at 60 and 180 DAP with biocontrol agents Trichoderma viride and Pseudomonas fluorescens found to be the most effective treatment in reducing the disease incidence and intensity.


Keywords: Biocontrol agents, Fungicides, Fusarium wilt management and banana.
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Biocontrol agents, Fungicides, Fusarium wilt management and banana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 651-655. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.079