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Assessment and management of microbial pathogens associated with chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) grains


The International Journal of Biological Research (TIJOBR)

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Ilyas Ahmad1*Hira Aslam2*Sahar Jameel1 and Kaneez Fatima1
1Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Department of Physiology, GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan.
*Corresponding author: ilyasrana001@gmail.com; maherhira385@gmail.com
Submitted Accepted Published
Oct 06,2020 Nov 13,2020 Nov 27,2020

2020 / Vol: 3 / Issue: 4


Abstract


Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is most important grain crop which have great economic value throughout the world. Chickpea seeds may carry different pathogens directly and indirectly. This research was planned for management and assessment of seed borne microbial pathogens of chickpea grains from different storage conditions. Different samples of chickpea were collected from the different storage conditions of district Bhakkar from Punjab, Pakistan. The efficiency of four different fungicides namely; Carbendazim 50% WP, Azoxystrobin 23% SC, Mancozeb 75% WP, Chlorothalonil 75% WP with two different concentrations 1000ppm and 500ppm was evaluated. Results against fungus infection indicated that the decrease in concentration of fungicides also decreased their efficacy. Result also indicated that higher efficacy was noted in Carbendazim fungicide followed by Azoxystrobin, Mancozeb and lower efficacy was noted by Chlorothalonil.
Key words: Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), fungicides, microbial pathogens


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