Aspergillus niger for biological control of Rhizoctonia solani on coffee seedlings

Venkatasubbaiah, P. and Safeeulla, K. M. (1984) Aspergillus niger for biological control of Rhizoctonia solani on coffee seedlings. Tropical Pest Management, Tropical Pest Management, 30 (4). pp. 401-406. ISSN 0143-6147

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Aspergillus niger van Tiegh isolated from the rhizosphere of coffee seedlings was found to be antagonistic to the collar rot pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, in vitro and hyperparasitised R. solani completely in dual culture. The mode of hyphal interaction and parasitism of R. solani by A. niger indicated the direct growth of the mycoparasite towards its host and as a consequence the host hypha became vacuolated, collapsed and finally disintegrated. Seed treatment with A. niger spores increased germination. Under glasshouse and field conditions using natural inoculum of R. solani and under artificially infested soils, seed treatment with A. niger reduced the incidence of collar rot disease. A soil incorporation of inoculum was superior to the seed treatment. The possibility of using A. niger as a biocontrol agent against collar rot of coffee is discussed.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - doi: 10.1080/09670878409370916 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Tropical Pest Management [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: Agriculture Biological Sciences > Botany
University of Mysore > PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Agriculture Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Botany
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 10:06
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 10:06

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