Follow
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 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2018: 95.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - 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 : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 1656-1664
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.199


Effect of Laboratory Synthesized Cu-Chitosan Nanocomposites on Control of PFSR Disease of Maize caused by Fusarium verticillioids
Manju Kumari Choudhary1, Arunabh Joshi1, S.S. Sharma2 and Vinod Saharan1

1Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
2Department of Plant Pathology, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India


*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate Cu-chitosan NCPs for its antifungal activities against Fusarium verticillioids causing post flowering stalk rot (PFSR) disease of maize. Cu-chitosan NCPs were prepared based on the ionic gelation of chitosan with tripolyphosphate anions and Copper ions having particle size (295.4 nm), polydispersity index (0.28), zeta potential (+ 19.6 mV).Various concentrations of Cu-chitosan NCP was applied in pot and field experiments.Cu-chitosan NCPs at the concentration of 0.1% and 0.14% found effective in controlling PFSR in pot experiments. In Surya local (4 hrs treated seeds) PEDC was 48.1% at 0.1% Cu-chitosan NCP. In Surya local (8 hrs treated seeds) 49.6% PEDC was observed at 0.1 and 0.14% Cu-chitosan NCPs. In field experiments, Cu-chitosan NCP at the concentration of 0.06% found effective in controlling PFSR disease. Significant disease control of PFSR was observed (33.9%) at 0.06% Cu-chitosan NCPs in Surya local (4 hrs treated seeds). All together Cu-chitosan NCPs have remarkable potential and act as an effective antifungal agent against PFSR of maize in pot condition as well as in field condition for crop protection.


Keywords: Cu-chitosan, Fungal disease, PFSR, Maize, Nanocomposites.
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Manju Kumari Choudhary, Arunabh Joshi, S.S. Sharma and Vinod Saharan. 2017. Effect of Laboratory Synthesized Cu-Chitosan Nanocomposites on Control of PFSR Disease of Maize caused by Fusarium verticillioids.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 1656-1664. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.199