Antifungal Activity of Biocontrol Agents against Corm Rot of Gladiolus grandiflorus L. Caused by Fusarium oxysporum

  • Irfan Haider Hashmi Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Ali Aslam Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan; Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 100081, Beijing, China.
  • Taimoor Hassan Farooq College of Forestry, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, 350002, Fujian, PR China.
  • Madiha Zaynab College of Life Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Nigarish Munir Institute of Horticultural Biotechnology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Muhammad Tayyab College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Karim Yar Abbasi Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, 38000, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Keywords: Gladiolus grandiflorus L., Biocontrol agents, Fusarium oxysporum, Corm rot.

Abstract

Field experiment was conducted to analyze the prospects of two isolated bacteria Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas florescence, and one fungal isolate Trichoderma harzianum to evaluate corm rot of Gladiolus grandiflorus L. caused by pathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum. Experiment was arranged in RCBD with 5 replicates. Suspensions of these agents individually and in the combination of two and three were applied to the plants at the seedling stage. All treatments provide significant results against disease incidence severity in the field. These bio control agents restrain the disease in stem and rots. B. subtilis showed more significant result against the disease severity % and number of lesion corms-1. B. subtilis treatment significantly enhanced the root and shoot length of Gladiolus plant. The present experiment revealed that corm rot of Gladiolus grandiflorus L. can be efficiently managed by using bio controls agents.

Published
2018-08-15
How to Cite
Hashmi, I., Aslam, A., Farooq, T., Zaynab, M., Munir, N., Tayyab, M., & Abbasi, K. (2018). Antifungal Activity of Biocontrol Agents against Corm Rot of Gladiolus grandiflorus L. Caused by Fusarium oxysporum. International Journal of Molecular Microbiology, 1(1), 29-37. Retrieved from http://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/ijmm/article/view/207
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