Fungicides and Bioagents: Evaluation of Pathogen Eradication under Laboratory Conditions

Kanade Saurabh

Plant Pathology Section, College of Agriculture, Dhule 424 004, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri, 413722, Maharashtra, India.

Wagh Sandip

College of Agriculture, Nandurbar, 425412, MPKV Rahuri, Maharashtra, India.

Khaire Pravin *

Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, 413722, Maharashtra, India.

Gawali Rushikesh

Entomology Section, College of Agriculture, Dhule 424004, MPKV Rahuri, Maharashtra, India.

Thorat Vaishnav

Botany Section, (Genetics and Plant Breeding), College of Agriculture Dhule, 424004, MPKV Rahuri, Maharashtra, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


In an in-vitro study evaluating eight different fungicides against C. musae, carbendazim, carbendazim 12% + mancozeb 63%, and azoxystrobin 11% + tebuconazole 18.3% exhibited 100% inhibition of fungal growth at concentrations of 0.1%, 0.25%, and 0.1%, respectively. Propiconazole (0.05%) was also the most effective fungicide, showing 83.03% mycelial inhibition, followed by carboxin 37.5% + thiram 37.5% (73.51%) and chlorothalonil (76.84%) at concentrations of 0.25% and 0.2%, respectively. Mancozeb exhibited the minimum mycelial inhibition (66.44%) at a concentration of 0.25%, while copper oxychloride showed the least inhibition (48.96%) at 0.25% concentration. In addition, five biocontrol agents were screened for linear growth inhibition of C. musae through the dual culture method. Among the Trichoderma isolates, T. harzianum demonstrated the highest growth inhibition (84.38%), followed by Pseudomonas fluorescens (80.16%).

Keywords: C. musae, bioagents, efficacy, inhibition, potential biocontrol agents

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Saurabh , Kanade, Wagh Sandip, Khaire Pravin, Gawali Rushikesh, and Thorat Vaishnav. 2023. “Fungicides and Bioagents: Evaluation of Pathogen Eradication under Laboratory Conditions”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (12):559-65.


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