Inhibitory Potential of Selected Fungicides and Plant Extracts Against Mycelial Growth of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri Causal Agent of Chickpea Wilt

Hafiz Abdul Haseeb, Usama Naseem, Safdar Ali, Shahbaz Talib Sahi


Chickpea wilt is one of the major limiting factors, for low yield of chickpea. In Pakistan chickpea wilt causes 10-50% losses every year. At all concentrations, Carbendazim and Benomyl proved most effective while Acrobat was least effective in suppressing the mycilial growth of the Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri.  However, higher concentration of Acrobat was also slightly effective. Among the plant extracts, higher concentrations of Sufaida and Neem proved to be effective while onion failed to control the colony growth of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceri at all concentrations.


Fusarium oxysporum; Mycelial growth; Plant extracts; Chemical control

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