ANTAGONISTIC EFFECT OF TRICHODERMA ISOLATES AGAINST FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM SP. CAPSICI CAUSING WILT DISEASE IN CHILLI
Shenu Sankhwar and Archana Srivastava
Department of Botany, D. G. P.G. College, Kanpur, India
Received: 18-01-2019 Accepted: 27-04-2019
Chilli is an important vegetable and spice crop of the world, whose production and productivity are affected by many fungal diseases. Among the major diseases affecting the cultivation of chilli, wilt is a very serious soil born disease. Ten isolates of Trichoderma selected from different state of India from chilli ecosystem to see the antagonistic effect against the test of Fusarium oxysporum F. sp. capsici of chilli. All the isolates were screened against Fusarium oxysporum F.sp. capsici for their efficacy through dual culture technique. Isolated T1, T4, T5 and T7 isolate inhibited maximum mycelial growth of Fusarium oxysporum F.sp. capsici.
Key words: Trichoderma, Fusarium, chilli