Biological Control of Fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. lycopercici on Tomato with Fungal Antagonists

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  • Section of Plant Pathology and Mycology, P. G. Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Section of Plant Pathology and Mycology, P. G. Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Section of Plant Pathology and Mycology, P. G. Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, Jammu and Kashmir



Biocontrol Agents, Chlorophyll, Fusarium oxysporum, Plant Growth and Tomato.


Vegetables are important sources of minerals and vitamins. They are attacked by several fungal pathogens and these fungi cause severe losses to these vegetables. Therefore, a study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of biocontrol agents such as Trichoderma viride, T. harzianum, Glomus mossae and G. fasciculatium for the control of wilt disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopercici on tomato. There was a significant reduction in wilt severity and improvement in the plant growth parameters and chlorophyll content as a result of application of different doses of biocontrol agents. The growth characteristics also increased with the increase in the dose of biocontrol agents. Highest growth and chlorophyll content was found at higher doses per pot followed by lower doses of treatments as compared to untreated control which showed lowest plant growth.


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How to Cite

Wani, A. H., Taskeen-un-nisa, ., & Mir, R. A. (2009). Biological Control of <I>Fusarium oxysporum</I> f. Sp. <I>lycopercici</I> on Tomato with Fungal Antagonists. Journal of Biological Control, 23(2), 169–173.