INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF KARNAL BUNT OF WHEAT
Karnal bunt incited by Neovossia indica is one of the most important disease of wheat crop. To develop an effective management practice against Karnal bunt of wheat, integration of fungicidal seed treatment with foliar sprays of phytoextracts, bio-control agent and fungicide revealed that seed treatment with Tilt 25EC (0.1%) and few sprays of Tilt 25EC (0.1%), one at flag leaf stage followed by another at 50 per cent emergence of spikes and seed treatment of Tilt plus one spray of L. camara and one spray of Tilt 25EC gave cent per cent disease control under field conditions. Seed treatment with Tilt 25EC plus one spray of T. viride at flag leaf stage and another spray L. camara at 50 per cent emergence of spikes gave 95.84 per cent disease control. This is the first report concerning integration of fungicide seed treatment with foliar spray of bio-control agent and phyto-extract. It is cheaper and eco-friendly practice for the control of Karnal bunt of wheat.
SHRVAN KUMAR AND DHANVBIR SINGH
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