Evaluation of Different Fungicides Against Aspergilus flavus and their Comparative Efficacy Upon Germination of Infected Rice Seeds

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Aspergilus flavus is the most common seed born fungus that deteriorates the seed quality and minimizes the export value of the rice all over the world. Fungicides are the most successful and commonly used way to manage any fungi but more use of fungicides have resulted evolution in the seed born fungi so efforts are required off and on to stay ahead of the fungal races. Keeping in view, the present research work was conducted to evaluate different fungicides against A. flavus and their comparative efficacy upon the infected rice seeds. Experiment was laid out in completely randomize design with varying concentrations of fungicides (20, 40, 60 and 80 ppm) under laboratory conditions. Statistical results shown significant reduction in mycelial growth and improved the seed germination as well. The results were significantly better when the fungicides were used at 80 ppm, as compared to low concentrations. Regarding mycelial growth, Kumulus-DF and Cabrio-Top were comparative to each other, followed by Trimiltox-Forte, Cordate and Copper oxychloride, while for the other attribute of infected grain germination Kumulus-DF proven better in comparison with Trimiltox-forte and Cabrio-Top, followed by Cordate and Copper oxychloride.

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