Management of Tomato Wilt disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersci with different bio-agents

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Management of Tomato Wilt disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersci with different bio-agents

Maryam Yousaf, Salman Ahmad, Romana Anjum
Int. J. Biosci.17( 4), 154-160, October 2020.
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Tomato is an important fruit providing all essential nutrients. Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici (FOL), causing wilting in tomato plants. The mode of survival of this fungus is vascular; so not easy to control and identify at the beginning stage. Many chemicals are present in markets to control this disease but are expensive and are also causing hazardous effects on the lives of the people and the environment. Hence, there is a need to apply biological strategies to control this disease. In this experiment, six biological agents Fusicola incarnatum,Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma viride, Fusarium equisetti, Alternaria alternate and Nigrospora oryzae have been tested in vitro; among them, T. viride and F. incarnatum were found best to inhibited FOL, while after the application of bioagents T. viride and F. incarnatum in vivo. The present results showed that T. viride and F. incarnatum can control FOL.


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